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Title:History and tradition in East central Africa through the eyes of the Northern Rhodesian Cewa
Author:Marwick, M.G.ISNI
Year:1963
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:4
Issue:3
Pages:375-390
Language:English
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:history
ethnic groups
Chewa
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/180029
Abstract:Numerically the Cewa are the most important des cendants if the Malawi (the Maravi or Maraves of Portuguese records). One of the indications of their political importance is that the name of their ancestors has been adopted by the majority party in Nyasaland led by Dr. Hastings Banda, himself a Cewa. There are three distincts groups of Northern Rhodesian Cewa: two of these are in Fort Jameson district, the third in Lundazi district. These 5 groups, now under the common administration of the Eastern Province, differ in origin, and consequently in present political disposition, particularly in their loyalty to Paramount Chief Undi. This is explained by a review of their 'Traditions of the Early Period'. This is followed by an examination of the 'Records of the Pre-Ngoni Period' (before 1840) and a survey of 'The Twenties Century'. Notes; maps.
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