Quick Answer: How do people greet in Zambia?

How do they greet in Zambia?

Common & Daily Greetings & Appreciation

English Bemba Nyanja
Hello Shani Bwanji
Goodbye Shalapo Pitani Bwino
How are you? Uli Shani? Muli Bwanji?
I am fine Ndi Bwino Ndili Bwino

How do you say hello in Zambia?


  1. English: Hello.
  2. Bemba: Muli shani (How are you?)


How do you say welcome in Zambia?

Useful phrases in Bemba

Phrase Chibemba (Bemba)
Welcome Mwaiseni
Hello (General greeting) Shani Ulishani (inf) Mulishani (frm) Mwapoleni mukwai Eya mukwai (reply)
Hello (on phone)

How do you say good morning in Zambian?

Good morning ~ Mwauka bwanji (greeting), Mwauka bwino (response).

What is I love you in Zambia?

I love you!” Ala nalimutemwa sana!”

How do you say goodbye in Zambia?


  1. English: Goodbye.
  2. Bemba: Shalapo.


Is Zambia expensive?

A vacation to Zambia for one week usually costs around ZMK47,681,071 for one person. So, a trip to Zambia for two people costs around ZMK95,362,142 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ZMK190,724,283 in Zambia.

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What does Chikala mean in Zambia?


What food do they eat in Zambia?

Zambia’s staple food is maize. Nshima makes up the main component of Zambian meals and is made from pounded white maize. It is served with “relish”, stew and vegetables and eaten by hand (preferably the right hand). Nshima is eaten during lunch and dinner.

How do you say thank you in Zambia?


  1. English: Thank you.
  2. Bemba: Natotela.


How do you say happy birthday in Zambia?

Zikomo – happy birthday – Chkwl Chchewa M’Tanthauzira Mawu?

What language is spoken in Zambia?


What does mwandi mean in English?

Mwandi means “plenty of fish” in the Silozi language.

How do you say morning in Bemba?

Bemba Lesson 6 – Greetings

  1. Hello – Mulishani 2 – Bemba Lesson 5 – Greetings.
  2. Welcome = Mwaiseni.
  3. Mwaiseni Mukwai.
  4. Ndifye bwino naimwe nga mulishani – Bemba Lesson 5 – Greetings.
  5. Good morning – Mwashibukeni.
  6. Mwatandaleni – Bemba Lesson 5 – Greetings.
  7. Mwabombeni – Bemba Lesson 5 – Greetings.
  8. Goodnight – Sendamenipo umutende.
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