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Chichewa

(tʃɪˈtʃeɪwə)
n
(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

Che•wa

(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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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 research was carried out in the Chichewa language and, unless otherwise stated, all direct quotations have been translated into English by the author.