Share this entry

Share this page

Chokwe

Saltos de línea: Chokwe
Pronunciación: /ˈtʃɒkweɪ
 
/

Definición de Chokwe en inglés:

sustantivo (plural igual)

1A member of a people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) and northern Angola.
Example sentences
  • In effect, the Chokwe reduced the memorization of a lusona (singular of sona) to two numbers and a geometric algorithm for constructing one or more curves to create the desired pattern.
  • Therefore, the essays deal more with the ‘related peoples’ referred to in the subtitle, while the Chokwe as such are the main focus of the catalogue sections.
  • She said the people in the area had been plotting to have her removed from the school to allow a fellow Chokwe take over as school head teacher.
2 [mass noun] The Bantu language of the Chokwe, with over a million speakers.
Example sentences
  • Six of the Bantu languages were selected as national languages: Chokwe, Kikongo, Kimbundo, Mbunda, Oxikuanyama, and Umbundu.
  • Portuguese is the official language, although 95 percent of Angolans speak Ovimbundu, Mbundu, Kongo, Chokwe, and other languages.

adjetivo

Volver al principio  
Relating to the Chokwe or their language.
Example sentences
  • It is mainly thanks to the work of Bastin, who taught African art history at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, that Chokwe art is relatively well known.
  • Thus, contrary to earlier descriptions by Bastin and others, on the basis of information gathered from Chokwe assistants in Zambia, the Chihongo masquerader is described here as a royal or chiefly character.
  • This mask's coiffure, entirely coated with red earth, depicts a style worn in the past by Chokwe women.

Definición de Chokwe en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Más sobre Chokwe

Palabras cercanas

Más palabras en esta categoría

aboriginal Aryan Avar Chipewyan Elamite
Palabra del día reciprocity
Pronunciación: ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪti
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…