Like many other countries or cultures Zambia contains a mixture of euphemisms in various provinces or different parts of Towns/Areas/Regions that often leave Zambians from various backgrounds/foreigners scratching their heads wondering the meanings of the catch phrases or terminologies.While most of the words are used in English,some of the words are also commonly used in the local languages such as Nyanja and Bemba which are widely spoken throughout some or most parts of Zambia.The following are terms/words/Phrases commonly used in Lusaka, Copperbelt province and some parts of Zambia.

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  • Like many other countries or cultures Zambia contains a mixture of euphemisms in various provinces or different parts of Towns/Areas/Regions that often leave Zambians from various backgrounds/foreigners scratching their heads wondering the meanings of the catch phrases or terminologies.While most of the words are used in English,some of the words are also commonly used in the local languages such as Nyanja and Bemba which are widely spoken throughout some or most parts of Zambia.The following are terms/words/Phrases commonly used in Lusaka, Copperbelt province and some parts of Zambia. (en)
  • We're just going to keep it simple and straight forward. Here are a few examples of Zambian slang!Strong - To have too much sauceBrush/shag/roast - to have sexBundu - UncivilisedChi town - Chicago'sScev - CigaretteWired - To be beaten upTurf - GroundChill/Braai - BarbecueExe - Can be used when referring to a friendGuzas/Honeys - GirlsOhns - GuysBiggie man - Older brotherNyuma'd - To be conedBine - BusinessSampo - Second handSaht - NoThe Burg - Lusaka cityKopala - The CopperbeltDonchi - Don'tColoured - Biracial peopleYo bali - Grown person who dresses and behaves like a teenagerLekker - GoodBally - FatherQueen - MotherYoungin - A younger sibling or friendKa - SmallChi - BigMwandi - Just kiddingManana - Private partAlo - HelloAwe - NoIwe - YouZedian - ZambianZed - ZambiaAnd that ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, is the most popular Zambian slur. Don't forget to share this with your friends and family. We hope this put a smile on your face! (en)
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  • Like many other countries or cultures Zambia contains a mixture of euphemisms in various provinces or different parts of Towns/Areas/Regions that often leave Zambians from various backgrounds/foreigners scratching their heads wondering the meanings of the catch phrases or terminologies.While most of the words are used in English,some of the words are also commonly used in the local languages such as Nyanja and Bemba which are widely spoken throughout some or most parts of Zambia.The following are terms/words/Phrases commonly used in Lusaka, Copperbelt province and some parts of Zambia. (en)
  • We're just going to keep it simple and straight forward. (en)
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  • Zambian slang (en)
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