Definition of Lunda in English:

Lunda

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʊndə
 
, ˈluːndə/

noun (plural same or Balunda /baˈlʊndə, -luːndə/ or Lundas)

  • 1A member of any of several peoples living mainly in northern Zambia and adjoining parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) and Angola.
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    • Whenever the Lundas held their ceremony, the Luvales would not be anywhere near the event, and like the Luvales when the Lundas were observing theirs; all this to avoid the risk of fighting.
    • And true to the words in the song, Lundas are a people who are proud of their rich cultural heritage which they have preserved in song, forklore and traditional ceremonies.
    • His successor Frederick Chiluba was only a fluent Bemba speaker but is in fact a Lunda from Luapula Province.
  • 2 [mass noun] Any of several Bantu languages of the Lunda, especially one spoken by about 200,000 people mainly in NW Zambia.
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    • Chisemwa Cha Lunda ceremony is held annually to accord Lunda speaking people a chance to display their cultural heritage.
    • 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.
    • The local names are Mpulumba in Bemba and Lunda, Pulumba in Luvale and Ipumbulu in Tabwa.

adjective

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  • Relating to or denoting the Lunda or their language.
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    • In this version, Lunda began when a wandering hunter from Luba named Cibinda Ilunga met and eventually married Lweji, a Lunda princess, and they in turn founded the great empire.
    • The government has begun a second phase of the operation, concentrating on the two Lunda provinces, north and south, Malanje and Kwanza South.
    • The Lunda ruler, unwilling to clarify the situation, sent his daughter Lweji to rule Chavuma.

Origin

a local name.

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