A name bears the identity of the carrier. The Japanese, Chinese, Europeans, Indians, and Africans have indigenous names. At a mention of a name the possibility to tell the race and the origins of the name bearer abound. In the Zambian context the name of an individual indentifies the province of origin. Zambian names are beautiful. Almost all African names have a clear meaning; naming a child has huge significance in our culture. The name chosen may be influenced by circumstances of the birth, if it rained, the child’s name will reflect that. The child’s features may prompt the name to come from an ancestor or recently deceased member of the family.

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