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A very brief
Khoisan hunter-gatherers lived in this land and Bantu migrations from
central africa replaced them. Batonga (Tonga), Lozi, Luba,
Lunda, Ngoni and Nkoya people were living in the present day
Zambia when the western explorers and later commercial explorers
arrived in the nineteenth century.
Lozi and Ngoni people ressisted the occupation by Cecil Rhodes but
And the area came under British South African Company and called
Northern Rhodesia. It was formally transferred to British rule in 1924.
Northern and Southern Rhodesia were joined with Nyasaland to form
a federation in 1955. The federation was dissolved in 1964 and Northern
Rhodesia became an independent nation of Zambia (named after
River). Great natural waterfalls on the Zambezi river are called
Mosi-O-Tunya ( "the smoke that thunders" in the Lozi or Kololo language
) and the Victoria Falls by westerners.
RK. November 23, 2006.