Definition of Chewa
1. Noun. A member of the Bantu-speaking people of Malawi and eastern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe.
Group relationships: Malawi, Nyasaland, Republic Of Malawi, Northern Rhodesia, Republic Of Zambia, Zambia, Republic Of Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe
Generic synonyms: African
Definition of Chewa
1. Noun. A member of an African people inhabiting central Malawi and adjoining areas of Zambia and Mozambique ¹
2. Proper noun. An African people inhabiting central Malawi and adjoining areas of Zambia and Mozambique. ¹
3. Proper noun. The Chichewa language. ¹
4. Adjective. Of or relating to the Chewa or their language ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chewa
Literary usage of Chewa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dictionary of the Hausa Language by Charles Henry Robinson (1913)
"... its name ? pres. participle chewa, qv, shina chewa he is saying, da ka che is used as though it were equivalent to da kun sani had you known, cf. Gr. p. ..."
2. Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology: Vol. 1: Philosophy of Nature edited by J. Odera Oruka (1996)
"For instance, that the chewa of Central Africa also esteemed the concept and practice of consensus is evidenced by the proverb: Mutu ..."
3. Lala-Lamba Handbook: A Short Introd. to the South-western Division of the by Arthur Cornwallis Madan (1908)
"... look here and there, glance around, be inquisitive (curious, prying). (Cf. chewa ... chewa, v. Fix eyes on, look carefully at, look for, search after. ..."
4. Publications by Hampshire Record Society, Winchester, Winchester Hampshire Record Society, American peace society, Algernon Sidney Crapsey, Ernest Howard Crosby, W. Evans Darby, John Hyde De Forest, Charles Edward Jefferson, Augustine Jones, Mrs. L. J. Mead, J. H. Ral (1894)
"Round green seal; a fleur-de-lis; " S' Rob'ti 1' chewa . . . . " (?). [c. 1240.] Confirmation and quit-claim by Bartholomew de ..."
5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1887)
"The chewa, of the Tumbuka, both to tho west of the lake. Their dialect much resembles that of the Chipeta.—According to the Eov. WP Johnson there are four ..."
6. The Photographic History of the Civil War ...: Thousands of Scenes by Francis Trevelyan Miller, Robert Sampson Lanier (1911)
"Rousseau's raid in Alabama and Georgia, including Ten Islands and Stone's Ferry, Ala., and Auburn and chewa Station, Ga. Union, 8th Ind., 5th Iowa, ..."