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Lovale and Lozi Genealogical Trees

Lovale Tree

This Lovale Tree shows the descent (and sex) of the various "Heads" of the Lovale Tribe, as established (to the best of his ability) by George Suckling.

The "Head" of the tribe went by various terms, just as The Queen may also be referred to as the Sovereign, the Monarch or the Head of State.

In the Tree below, some names have "K", some have a "C", some have a "Ng" and some have a "Nd", all of these followed by a Roman number.

It's a guess that the "Nd" = "Ndungu".  Perhaps "C" = "Chief", though that is not a Si-Lovale word.  Perhaps "Ng" = "Ngambela".  Your suggestions are invited !

It must be remembered that, until the advent of the European explorers, the indigenous tribes had no written language, no pencils, no paper !  So everything was conveyed from generation to generation by word of mouth.

Also, they had no concept of historical dates (years) and no base year to start counting from.

 

In this context, you may care to read what Gervas Clay, Counsel for the Barotse, wrote many years later on the subject of verbally-transmitted history - see the document  entitled  "Dangers in accepting African traditions"  on the "New Stories" shelf at http://www.spanglefish.com/northernrhodesiajournal/library.asp

 

This Tree was in the File, so it is posted here.  Please don't expect us to understand it !

The second image was produced by Family Tree Builder, so the data is now also available as a GEDCOM - if you don't know what that is, you won't want it, but if you do want a copy, just ask.

 

Lozi Tree

There was also, amonst Gervas Clay's papers, an A0 size Genealogical Tree of the Lozi succession.  Where he got this is not known, but it may be a copy of a document held in some Archive - the Museum in Livingstone, perhaps -  a copy that he acquired in the 1960s when he was writing his biography of "Your friend, Lewanika".

This will be scanned and transcribed and posted here eventually.  Probably.

In the meantime, there is a comprehensive Tree of the Lozi at

http://www.royalark.net/Zambia/lozi.htm

These two have not been compared.  And again, in case you missed it above, it is worth repeating:-

In this context, you may care to read what Gervas Clay, Counsel for the Barotse, wrote many years later on the subject of verbally-transmitted history - see the document  entitled  "Dangers in accepting African traditions"  on the "New Stories" shelf at http://www.spanglefish.com/northernrhodesiajournal/library.asp
 

This is a scnned image of the page in the file.  If you want a better copy, just write and ask for one (CONTACT US Link on the left of your screen).

Be aware that the sole purpose of this WebSite is to enable the information to be found by search engines, images are not much use for that.

So here below are the "words" in that document.  If you ask Google for e.g. "Chilombo", THIS page will be on the list of hits (but it may take a few weeks for Google to add this to its repertoire).

You can then check it with the list below, and then ask for that better copy of the image.  Or ask for a .PDF file, which also has the text.

Otherswise, please just ignore the text below - it's pretty meaningless !.


LOVALE GENEALOGICAL TREE. 

NYAKAPAMBA (w. of Ngalango)
T
o    | |
Chisengo (f)    (m) Muteva Mukaze
MWATIYAVWA
|    |    —|
CHINYAMA K. I    Peso (f)    Mutete (f) Chilombo-Ngambo (f) CHIVUNDA
    |    |    |    K
    |    |    T
|    |    |    |    |
KAKOMA (K III) Likoma Kangombe    |
|
T—    T    T
Sombo lya Mbumba (f)    Chinyama (m)    (f) Kutemba-Mulombwe
|
T    T    T    T    |
Chiyaze    Kauvi (C.I) Ngambo    Nyamahumba    |
Kakoma (m)    Nyakapamba (f)    Kawiyi 
|

Muwema (m)    |    |
    |    |
-T-------     T    T    T    T    |
Nyandumba    Chinyemba Chikelete Kaumba Mahongo Katoji    |
Kutemba(f)    (C. II)    (Call)    (C.IV)
|    |    |    |
Ufuku    T    Kayombo    |    |
|    Sombo    (Ng.I)    |    |
Kavoko    |    |    |
|    I    T    |    |
Nyanjimba Kafula Nyachilima    T    T |
|    (Ng.II)    T    Kahudi Nyatanda |
T    I    Mukuma    (0.V)    T   |
Sakavungu Samukalenga    (Ng.III)    Nyawana |
    (Ng.IV)    |    |
    (C. VI) Mukuma    |
|
|
T
KAYOMBO KA KUTEMBA (K.IV)    NYACHIKEKA    SAKAYONGO SAKAYONGO
(K.V)
|    V
T
o    T    T    T    |
Lingoji Kucheka I Nyachivinda    Mahongo    Nyangonga
Chinyama Kaumba    Kutemba    Kavanga
(Nd.I)     T    t    |
Kucheka II    T    I    |    |
    Nyakamiji CHITETA    SWANANGAMBO 1    |
T    (K.VI)    (K.V. II)    |    |
Sefu    |    |
    |    |
|    T    a    |
NYAKATOLO Nyakayombo Nyamushili |
o    Kutemba    Chilombo    T
CHINYAMA    |    |    |
(K.VIII)MUSHINDWA    |    Nyakaumba    |
o    |    |
T    T    |    T    |
    SAKAKEYA     Nyamusulu    KALIPA    Njamba |
    (K. IX)     T    (K. X)    |
T    T    |
    NYAKATOLO    KAWAZA (K.XI)    |
Mahongo
    (rid. II) Kalokoto    (Nd.III) Ndungo    (Nd.IV)
Satome    Mandalo    |
Ndungo Nyamulombwe
(Nd. V)




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