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Bemba

[ bem-buh ]

noun

, plural Bem·bas, (especially collectively) Bem·ba.
  1. a member of a numerous agricultural people of Zambia.
  2. the Bantu language spoken by the Bemba, widely used as a lingua franca in Zambia.


Bemba

/ ˈbɛmbə /

noun

  1. -ba-bas a member of a Negroid people of Africa, living chiefly in Zambia on a high infertile plateau
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Bemba1

First recorded in 1935–40

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Example Sentences

I met with Mulenga Kapwepwe, a writer and expert on Bemba culture, which is the ethnic group from Zambia that first began the practice of Ichilanga Mulilo.

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Ultimately, I made the decision to host it as a way to share my Bemba heritage with my partner.

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Not even Radio Bemba (Cuban slang for the rumor mill) had picked up the signal.

Bemba was arrested near Brussels in 2008, and is currently detained at the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges.

Many believe this change is aimed at Jean-Pierre Bemba, leader of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo.

At a distance of nearly four hundred miles from Bemba the Congo, under the name of the Chambesi, takes its rise.

After dusk we were informed that the men whom we had hired at Bemba as canoe men had run away.

With it is closely allied that of the Bemba or Emba dialects.

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