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Che·wa

 (chā′wä)
n.
A Bantu language spoken in Malawi and neighboring areas.

Chewa

(ˈtʃeɪwə)
npl -was or -wa
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of Malawi, E Zambia, and N Zimbabwe, related to the Bemba
2. (Languages) the language of this people. See Chichewa

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chewa - 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
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