Zambia

Zambia is an east central African country. Questions about Zambia, it's people and population, capital city, rivers and lakes, official languages, country and fauna should be put in this category.

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Countries, States, and Cities
Zambia

What countries surround Zambia?

Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Angola and Mozambique.

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Units of Measure
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Metric System

Does Zambia use the metric system?

Yes, Zambia uses the metric system.

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Translations
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Zimbabwe

How do you say good morning in Shona?

mangwanani, mararasei

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Postage and Shipping
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ZIP Code

What is the zip code for chingola Zambia?

Zambia does not have zip codes. It has postal codes. 00260

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Paraguay

How are Paraguay and Zambia geographically similar?

Both Paraguay and Zambia are landlocked: all the borders are shared with other countries and there is no coastline. Both have a major river as their southern border. Both are located in the southern hemisphere.

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Languages and Cultures
Africa

What languages are spoken in Zambia?

The main language in Zambia is English. The main African languages are Bemba, Tonga and Nyanja, although many others are spoken locally, depending on where the people come from. Many of the people living there now have come from other areas around Zambia. When I lived there the common languages on the Copperbelt were Bemba and Xhosa, ( there were many Zulu workers.) In the far north Swahili was more common. Along the southern border, Mashona is very common.

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English is the official language of Zambia, so its government, business, and education dealings are all communicated in English. However, English is not commonly spoken as the main language outside of the urban centers. Zambia has many ethnic tribal groups, so there are many languages, and each individual region of the country has its own predominant ethnic language or languages.
Zambia's national language is English!
English is the official language, and approximately 75 African languages and dialects are spoken, including Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, and Tonga.
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English is the official language of Zambia. They also have almost 80 other regional languages.
Official =English,Bemba 36%, other regional languages like Nyenga, ChyTong & lozi.

In total about 43 languages are spoken in Zambia.
English is the most spoken, with Bemba a close second.
The estimated number is 72 with 13 dialects counting as languages making the total 85
Zambia's official language (the one which is recognised everywhere) is English; but ciLunda, ciNyanja, ciLuvale, siLozi, iciBemba, ciTonga and kiKaonde are also recognised as official languages in their home area.

When a language has no standard form it is difficult to say with certainty what is a different language, and what is only a dialect of a language known by some other name. Zambia has at least 65 distinct languages, and may have over 300 (depending on your definition of 'language').
Bemba, Nyanja, Luvale Tonga and Kaonde are spoken by people in Zambia.
The official language is English. Other recognised languages are Nyanja, Bembe and Lunda. Regional languages include Tongi, Lozi, Lovale, Kaonde and Chichewe

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Personal Finance
Business & Finance
Zambia

The top ten richest people in Zambia?

The richest and most powerful people in Zambia in 2012 are listed below.

  1. Dr. Kenneth Kaunda (Former President of Zambia)
  2. Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba (Former President of Zambia)
  3. Simon Mwewa (Politics and Property)
  4. M. Comano (Honda Business)
  5. van Blerk Family (Farming, Chickens, Tourism)
  6. Irwin Family (Farming, Food Processing)
  7. Galaun Family (Farming, Butchery, Cold Storage, Politics)
  8. Charalambous Family (Transport)
  9. Miller Family (Property, Farming)
  10. Samaris Family (Transport)
  11. D. Eastcroft (Simms Electrical. Batteries)
  12. Guy Scott (Former politician and Agriculture)
  13. G. Bender and family (Banking, Farming, Transport, Printing)
  14. Andrew Sardanis (Banking, Politics, Commerce)
  15. Anderson Mazoka (Politics and Business)
  16. Ben Mwila (Politics and Business)
  17. Patel (Kanjombe) Family (Business)
  18. Satwant Singh (Transport)
  19. Justin Chinyanta (Banking)
  20. Ayub Akoojee (Business, AI Enterprises Ltd)
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History, Politics & Society
Zambia

Is Zambia a good place?

well it is a beautiful place but it is not very much developed so there will not be very much facilities there.

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What chores do kids in Zambia do?

cleaning up dog muck in the streets and taming animals,sometimes they work at shops and go in old peoples homes bringing them coffe and eptying bins but they mostly they cook the dinner, changing babys nappys and dont forget they somtimes have to help the needey by givin there pocket money away.

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The Copperbelt region is a vital producing area of?

Zambia

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The top richest people in Zambia for 2008?

The richest and most powerful people in Zambia in 2012 are listed below. It is likely that it did not change much since 2008.

  1. Dr. Kenneth Kaunda (Former President of Zambia)
  2. Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba (Former President of Zambia)
  3. Simon Mwewa (Politics and Property)
  4. M. Comano (Honda Business)
  5. van Blerk Family (Farming, Chickens, Tourism)
  6. Irwin Family (Farming, Food Processing)
  7. Galaun Family (Farming, Butchery, Cold Storage, Politics)
  8. Charalambous Family (Transport)
  9. Miller Family (Property, Farming)
  10. Samaris Family (Transport)
  11. D. Eastcroft (Simms Electrical. Batteries)
  12. Guy Scott (Former politician and Agriculture)
  13. G. Bender and family (Banking, Farming, Transport, Printing)
  14. Andrew Sardanis (Banking, Politics, Commerce)
  15. Anderson Mazoka (Politics and Business)
  16. Ben Mwila (Politics and Business)
  17. Patel (Kanjombe) Family (Business)
  18. Satwant Singh (Transport)
  19. Justin Chinyanta (Banking)
  20. Ayub Akoojee (Business, AI Enterprises Ltd)
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Africa

What is the capital of Zambia?

Lusaka

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Lakes and Rivers
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Mozambique

What river forms the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe and empties into the Mozambique Channel?

The Zambezi River, then comes Lake Canba then channel

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What nation borders Zambia on the northeast?

Malawi and Zambia.

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South Africa
Zambia
Botswana

Name the small landlocked country in southern Africa?

The Kingdom of Lesotho, is completely within the borders of the country of South Africa.

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History of Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe

What country in Africa used to be called Rhodesia?

Zimbabwe used to be called Southern Rhodesia and Zambia was Northern Rhodesia.

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Zimbabwe

What does ndakusuwa mean in shona language?

It means "I miss you"

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Zambia Kwacha exchange rate to US Dollar?

How much is a dollar to a Zambian kwacha

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Personal Finance
Estates
Zambia

Who is Zambia's richest man?

1. Rajan Matan

2. Hanson Sindowe

3.Enock Kavindele

4.Lawrence Sikutwa

5.Costain Chilala

6.Dr JB Zulu

7.Mulawo Mwanza

8.Hakainde Hichilema

9.Geofrey Mwamba

10.Mulenga Mikalile

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History of Africa
Zambia

What is Zambia?

It's a landlocked country in southern Africa.

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Science
Zambia
Africa
Dams

What effect did the building of the Kariba Dam have in Zambia?

It caused the resettlement of almost 57,000 Tonga people. Many of them have still not come to terms with this. It also meant taking the environment of many large animals.

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Who is Inspector General of Police in Zambia?

Dr.Martin Malama is the current inspector general.

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Why is English is one of Zambia's official languages?

Starting in thg 18th Century, Zambia became, by agreement with the local chiefs the British Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia. In 1888 a British company obtained mineral rights in the country and later major copper deposits were discovered. Now, as a British colony the official language was English and by 1964 there were 70,000 British people in the country

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Population

What is the most populous city in Zambia?

The capital city, Lusaka, is also the largest in population.

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Translations
Zambia
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How do you translate 'How are you' into Bemba?

Mwashibukeni is how are you in Bemba

you can find more phrases at:

lang.nalrc.wisc.edu/nalrc/resources/press/brochures/bemba.pdf

Mwashibukeni is actually "good morning" in Bemba.

How are you is "muli shani."

Welcome is "mwapoleni."

All these above are said with respect (denoted by the 'm') but you can add more respect to any of these by adding "mukwai" to the end.

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