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(Languages) the language of the Chewa people of central Africa, widely used as a lingua franca in Malawi. It belongs to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family


(ˈtʃeɪ wɑ)

n., pl. -was, (esp. collectively) -wa.
1. Also, Cewa. a member of an African people, a branch of the Maravi, living mainly in S Malawi and adjacent parts of Zambia and Mozambique.
2. Also, Chichewa , Cicewa. the Bantu language of the Chewa: an official language of Malawi.
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Noun1.Chichewa - a member of the Bantu-speaking people of Malawi and eastern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe
Malawi, Nyasaland, Republic of Malawi - a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Northern Rhodesia, Republic of Zambia, Zambia - a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964
Republic of Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe - a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
2.Chichewa - the Bantu language of the Chewa of east central Africa
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
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Key Chichewa words and terms are presented in parentheses throughout the article.
The questionnaire was translated from English into a local language, Chichewa to enable respondents understand the questions.
The Tempest Dynamix Skate Park A brand new adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, by Bilimankhwe International Theatre, with a creative and performing team from Southern and Central Africa and Britain, and parts of the play performed in Chichewa, a Malawian language.
Emma then started her charity United Amayi, which translates to "united women" in the Malawian language of Chichewa.
Address : Tsar Boris Iii 201, For: procedural questions: Neli Kostova, tel: 029 691 841; on technical issues - Stanislav Chichewa, tel: 02/9213820, Bulgaria 1618, Sofia,
After devising survey questions, we worked with Malawian collaborators at the Malawi College of Medicine and with Malawian research assistants to adapt the questions to the Malawian cultural context and translate them into the Chichewa language.
We started our trip in Malawi with cultural and Chichewa language lessons.
The name Pumulani means "rest well" in the local Chichewa language, and the resort truly does justice to its name, offering the ultimate in privacy and tranquillity.
The majority of the ceremony was in Chichewa, which I do not understand.