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Title:Evolution of Political Terminology in Chichewa and the Changing Political Culture in Malawi
Author:Kishindo, Pascal J.
Periodical:Nordic Journal of African Studies
Geographic term:Malawi
Subjects:political change
political terminology
Chewa dialect
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Politics and Government
External link:http://www.njas.helsinki.fi/pdf-files/vol9num1/kishindo.pdf
Abstract:This paper discusses how political terminology evolves from non-political origins and how at any particular time it reflects political culture. The study focuses on Chichewa, the national language of Malawi. The political history of Malawi can be divided into three epochs: the colonial, the independence/single party and the multiparty democratic periods. The author divides Malawian political terminology into four categories, the first three reflecting the historical phases of the changing political cultures, and the last one reflecting the more stable terminology that spans all three phases. The categories are anticolonial terms, the independence/single party terms, the multiparty democratic terms and the stable terms. Bibliogr., notes, ref.