Definitions

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  • proper noun A people of southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique.
  • proper noun The Bantu language spoken by the Makonde.

Etymologies

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From Chimakonde or Makonde, the Makonde name of the language.

Examples

  • South of the Zaramo, in Makonde-speaking areas of southern Tanzania and Mozambique, missionary workers likewise noted that people were voracious learners.

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • The Honzeri family from Honzeri Village in Kenzamba under Chief Makonde, approached Tsikamutanda to conduct a cleansing ceremony following the death of a family member in circumstances some members believed were "mysterious."

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Even though Newala is a small town in an isolated area of Tanzania, poverty and disease are wreaking havoc on the traditional family structure of the Makonde people and leading to an alarming rise in the number of street children in the community.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • One night at Horombo Camp, our students held an impromptu Makonde-style drum and dance circle.

    Triumph on Kimimanjaro!

  • Some were interested in the animals we sighted, others in the environmental conditions, and others in the many differences between the northern tribes of Tanzania and the mostly Makonde culture of Mtwara Region.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Some were interested in the animals we sighted, others in the environmental conditions, and others in the many differences between the northern tribes of Tanzania and the mostly Makonde culture of Mtwara Region.

    Triumph on Kimimanjaro!

  • One night at Horombo Camp, our students held an impromptu Makonde-style drum and dance circle.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The Honzeri family from Honzeri Village in Kenzamba under Chief Makonde, approached Tsikamutanda to conduct a cleansing ceremony following the death of a family member in circumstances some members believed were "mysterious."

    Man Stabs Uncle While Defending Father From Witch-hunters

  • Even though Newala is a small town in an isolated area of Tanzania, poverty and disease are wreaking havoc on the traditional family structure of the Makonde people and leading to an alarming rise in the number of street children in the community.

    Newala Seminar for Streetkids!

  • This included my pedal falling off halfway through the ride, walking 1 km to get it fixed; resting for an hour and a half for lunch; having a random guy try to sell me a Makonde wood carving, and then giving it to me as a gift after i refused to buy it; then taking a short nap under a tree before gearing myself up for the last 10 km of the ride.

    Archive 2008-10-01

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