Chibemba

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Chi·bem·ba

 (chĭ-bĕm′bə)
n.
See Bemba.

[Bemba ici-bemba : ici-, n. pref. + -bemba, ethnic self-designation.]
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The emerald which is been named as 'Inkalamu' means 'lion' in the local Zambian Bemba language, is set to be auctioned in Singapore in November this year after it is cut into fine smaller pieces.
Latterly, while in Kashinda, Bill and Margaret were involved in translating the Bible into the Bemba language and their work became very well-known in the country.
Four years ago, the Kasengele Brothers set up Wasasa - which is a slang word from the Zambian Bemba language, meaning "you're not funny".
Though he can't speak the local Bemba language, Dr Scott still managed to win the seat with 92 per cent of votes cast, thanks to the revolutionary mood in the country, with people wanting to oust President Kenneth Kaunda's 27-year-old system of one-party rule.
"Lubuto" is a word in the Bemba language of central Africa that signifies knowledge, enlightenment, and light.
He also credits the use of an unpublished manuscript on Bemba tribal customs, given to him by a priest who taught him the Bemba language, as "an invaluable source" to help him describe some of the details of the ceremonies he witnessed.