Maravi at Mankhamba to the Yao
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Maravi at Mankhamba to the Yao invasion of their Kingdom by Oliver M. C. Kumbambe

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Published by University of Malawi, Chancellor College, History Dept. in [Zomba, Malawi] .
Written in English


  • Chewa (African people) -- History.

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Statementby Oliver M.C. Kumbambe.
SeriesHistory seminar ;, 1988-1989 paper no. 9, History seminar ;, 1988/89, no.9.
LC ClassificationsDT3192.C54 K86 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination27 leaves :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1392080M
LC Control Number92981533

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  Archaeological excavations at Mankhamba, Malawi: An early settlement site of the Maravi. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa 45(2): – Google ScholarCited by: 1.   The reason that led to the decay of the state was the numerous attacks from the neighboring Yao, who raided the villages and captured Maravi people to sell them on the slave markets. By the end of the 18 th-century, the Maravi lost their influence.   31 The earliest map which purports to give information about the peoples of the lower Zambezi is that attributed to Bartolomeu Velho and dated This map has been reproduced and discussed by Randies, W. G. L., ‘ South East Africa and the Empire of Monomotapa as shown on selected printed maps of the 16th Century ’, Studia, ii (), –70 and in Cortesão, Armando and Cited by: This is the first book to use not only oral history, but also documents written by early Portuguese explorers, traders and government officials, as well as archaeology, to piece together the early history of the Chewa. The author is an archaeologist, who discovered the first major Chewa settlement, Mankhamba, near the southern part of Lake Malawi.

Territory of the Maravi Empire: Malawi, part of Mozambique and part of Zambia; Head of the Marabi Empire: Kalonga; Capital of the Marabi Empire: Mankhamba; Slave Trade; Chewa traded with ivory, iron and slaves with the Portuguese and Arabs. Portuguese arrived in the region in the 16th century; Introduction of corn by the Portuguese. Maravi was a kingdom which straddled the current borders of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, in the 16th century. The present-day name "Maláŵi" is said to derive from the Chewa word "malaŵí", which means "flames".History. At its greatest extent, the state included territory from the Tonga and Tumbuka people's areas in the north to the Lower Shire in the south, and as far west as the Luangwa. Traditional Book Publisher, Guangxi Research Institute of Minorities --Visits to and discussions with Chinese scholars --Gathered relevant materials --A field trip to the Great Yao Mountain (Daoyao Shan), Jinxiu, Guangzi Province; and visit to the dwellings in Nandan, inhabited by a group of Yao, called “White-Trousers Y 2. Research methodology. The Phiri-clan-led secular headquarters of the Maravi Kingdom was at Maravi (Portuguese for “Malawi” meaning “Flames of Fire”) and its Banda-clan-led religious headquarters was Mankhamba both in Msangu-wa-Machete area, next to Nadzipulu River where modern-day Mua Mission is located at Mtakataka in Dedza.

The History of Malawi covers the area of present-day region was once part of the Maravi colonial times, the territory was ruled by the British, under whose control it was known first as British Central Africa and later Nyasaland. It became part of the Federation of Rhodesia and country achieved full independence, as Malawi, in referring to Ntara12 states that the early Chewa (Pre-Maravi) had no other chiefs apart from these women. When the Phiri ruling clan established the Kalongaship at Mankhamba-Manthimba, the wife of the Kalonga was a Mwali who is believed to have been a priestess of some sort with the Chisumphi.   7. The discovery and excavation of the Mankhamba site Section 3: The archaeological finds 8. Ceramic and stone objects 9. Metal objects and beads Faunal remains Section 4: The Chewa at Mankhamba and their way of life The Chewa at Mankhamba Long-distance trade and the rise of the Maravi State The demise of the Maravi State show more. the Yao people who moved into Malawi from Mozambique. The next group of migrants were the two groups of the Ngoni who were fleeing tribal wars in Southern Africa. Sometime during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the Lomwe began .