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  • proper n. The Bantu language of the Cheŵa tribe belonging to the Bantu linguistic family and one of Malawi’s national tongues promoted as the country’s lingua franca.

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  • n. a member of the Bantu-speaking people of Malawi and eastern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe
  • n. the Bantu language of the Chewa of east central Africa


From the Chichewa Chicheŵa, from chi- ("language") + Cheŵa. (Wiktionary)



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