Zambia’s Culture

Zambia’s Culture

Zambia’s present-day culture exhibits a blend of historical and cultural features from the past as well as the present. Traditional African practices and understandings continue to influence many aspects of Zambian culture. The impact of the colonial era can also be seen in the lives of the people. Finally, present-day global expressions and forces contribute to the cultural landscape.

Music of Zambia: traditional, popular, Christian
Traditional Zambian ceremonies and rituals: ‘Ncwala’ (Eastern Province)’Umutomboko’ (Luapula Province), ‘Kuomboka’ (Western Province)and other dances such as ‘Cing’ande’ (in Sothern Province).
Traditional Zambian Arts: Tonga baskets, stools, fabrics
Zambian Theatre
Games: Nsolo
Dress: traditional, contemporary
Zambian Languages: Chibemba, Nkoya, Chichewa or Chinyanja, Chilunda or Lunda, ChiTonga or Tonga, Ila, Mambwe, Namwanga, Kaonde, Lozi, Luvale, Shona, Tumbuka, Yauma, Aushi, Lenje, Lamba, Lala*, Fanagalo (a pidgin language used mainly used in the South African mines) and others (78 in total)
Food – Nshima, ibwatu, and other Zambian foods

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org

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