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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mumena, Zambia, Africa, Solwezi, Kaonde... I'm Confused

"I thought you lived near Solwezi and worked with Chief Mumena. Now you live at Mumena and work with Kaonde?"

Ok, so these names are a little confusing. Here are the definitions for each name to let you know what we are talking about.

  • Africa is a continent, like Europe or North America. There are 53 countries in the African continent.

  • Zambia is the country where we are working. It is located in the middle of the southern half of Africa.

  • Mumena is the name of the people group among whom we work. Chief Mumena is the leader of these people. The people make up his chieftaincy. Mumena is basically the size of a small county in the US.

  • Solwezi is the nearest city to Mumena. It has a population of about 30,000 people. It also has a single grocery store called Shop-Rite which is where we will buy most of our food.

  • Kaonde is the name of the people who speak kiKaonde (Kaonde language) and descend from the Kaonde tribe. There are about 350,000 people who would be considered Kaonde. Both Mumena and Solwezi are in the Kaonde area.

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