Zomba, located in the southern region of Malawi, is one of the country’s four urban centers with an estimated 107,000 residents. It is home to Chancellor College, the largest college in the University of Malawi system, as well as the Kamuzu College of Nursing and the College of Medicine. Approximately half of the university’s 6,257 students attend school in Zomba.
Southeastern Africa, east of Zambia
Malawi is 118,480 sq. km., which is slightly smaller than the state of Pennsylvania.
13,931,831 people inhabit Malawi; almost half of the population is under the age of 15, while only 2.7 percent of the population is 65 years and older. The median age in Malawi is 16.8 years.
Zomba’s population is approximately 101,140 (2008 statistic) and is the 4th largest city in Malawi.
English is the official language, and Chichewa, a Bantu language, is the national language; about 60 percent of Malawians speak Chichewa.
Moni (phrase): hello, typical form of greeting when meeting someone for the first time. Use “Moni mayi” (madam) when addressing a woman and “Moni bambo” (sir) when addressing a man.
Zikomo: thank you
Did You Know?
Blantyre, now an important commercial and industrial center in Malawi, was named after the Scottish birthplace of David Livingstone.