Definition of Kaonde in English:


Line breaks: Ka¦onde
Pronunciation: /kaˈɒndeɪ

noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of a people living mainly in north-western Zambia.
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    • Major tribes are the Tonga in the S; the Kaonde in the NW; and the Bemba, Bisa, and Lala in the NE.
    • The creature was described by the Kaonde of old as a huge red lizard with membranous wings like a bat spreading five or more feet, and with teeth in its huge beak.
    • Their language is indeed called Chikaonde at times -- but generally not by the Kaondes themselves.
  • 2 [mass noun] The Bantu language of the Kaonde, with around 200,000 speakers.
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    • The papers - Imbila, a Bemba production, Ngoma in Lunda, Luvale and Kaonde, Intanda in Tonga, Lukanga in Lenje and Liseli in Lozi and Tsopano in Nyanja - should help fill the information gap in rural areas.
    • Available in English, Nyanja, Bemba, Lozi, Tonga, Luvale, Kaonde, and Lunda.
    • There are seven major vernacular languages which include: Luvale, Lunda, Bemba, Lozi, Kaonde, Tonga and Nyanja.


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  • Relating to the Kaonde or their language.
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    • Senior Chief Kasempa of the Kaonde people is also happy with Government efforts to reduce poverty levels in the province through infrastructure development and provision of social services.
    • Recollectively, in the 1940-60s, the mining companies drew their employees chiefly from such impassive ethnics as Bemba, Lala, Ngoni, Namwanga, Mambwe, and later from the Kaonde tribe.
    • He and his wife went to the Kaonde people to introduce Christ as a Savior to those that would listen.

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