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The [1] Nkoya people are found in the Central Western Part of Zambia, Africa. They are believed to be the oldest group to have arrived in present day Zambia with the exception of the Tonga People found on the Southern part of Zambia. The Nkoya people celerate an annual traditional ceremony called Kazanga or Kathanga in Kaoma District, Western Province, Zambia. The Nkoya language has up to 12 dialects spread across Western, North Western, Central, Lusaka and Southern Provinces. The dialect languages include Lukolwe, Mashasha, Lushangi,Nkoya Shasha Mbowela, Lumbu and others.


  1. ^ Kazanga Cultural Association online


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