Definition of Lozi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊzi/

noun (plural same or Lozis)

1A member of an African people living mainly in western Zambia.
Example sentences
  • Among the Lozis of Western Province, the chief's councillors could pass a vote of no confidence in the Litunga if he failed to rule competently.
  • A troop of traditionally dressed Lozis paddle it with pride.
  • He said it was not good to have the alliance because the Kazanga ceremony was for the Nkoyas while the Kuomboka was for Lozis.
2 [mass noun] The Bantu language of the Lozi, with about 450,000 speakers.
Example sentences
  • Laced with mostly traditional songs from Northern, Eastern and Western Provinces, the album is in four languages, which include Lozi, Bemba, Nyanja and Bisa.
  • The main vernacular languages are Bemba, Lozi, Luanda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and Tumbuka.
  • Other large languages are Tonga, Luvale, and Lozi.


Relating to the Lozi or their language.
Example sentences
  • Every year during the rainy season as the floodwater of the upper Zambezi River valley rises, the Lozi people make a ceremonial move to higher ground.
  • Lewanika had arranged to lay on an exhibition and demonstration of traditional Lozi crafts in the Barotse Centre.
  • A traditional ruler of the Lozi people in Senanga submitted in his individual capacity that there should be a clause in the Constitution to ensure that retired people were given their dues on time.


A local name.

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