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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 one of the major continents, 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.
  • Kaonde is the name of one of the major tribes in Zambia. It is the most common tribe where we live. The Kaonde people speak Kiikaonde. There are about 350,000 Kaonde people.
  • Mumena is the name of the chieftaincy where we live. It is one of the many Kaonde chieftaincies. Chief Mumena is the leader of the people who live in his area. 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.

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