BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope.
In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.
At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders.
- Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Zambian
- Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
- Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists
- Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Bemba, Chewa, Nyanja…
- Share your rich Zambian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Zambian in you and Zambians around you. Understand Zambian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Zambian, you have a culture and you have a language!
Independence: Zambia became Independent on October 24, 1964
Population: (2021 est.) 18,403,000
Languages: Nyanja, Bemba, Tonga, Lozi, Luvale, Lunda, Kaonde, English
Area: 752,612 square km
Provinces: Central, Copperbelt, Lusaka, Luapula, Eastern, Muchinga, North-western, Northern, Southern and Western.
Ethnic groups: Bemba 21%, Tonga 13.6%, Chewa 7.4%, Lozi 5.7%, Nsenga 5.3%, Tumbuka 4.4%, Ngoni 4%, Lala 3.1%, Kaonde 2.9%, Namwanga 2.8%, Lunda (north Western) 2.6%, Mambwe 2.5%, Luvale 2.2%, Lamba 2.1%, Ushi 1.9%, Lenje 1.6%, Bisa 1.6%, Mbunda 1.2%, other 13.8%, unspecified 0.4%