• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The majority of the population is of Bantu origin. There are more than 70 different tribes, the most important being the Bemba and the Bgoni in the northeast. One of the more successful of the invading tribes was the Lozi under Lewanika who obtained the protection of the British government in 1891. In 1900 the British South Africa Company acquired trading and mining rights. From 1911 the territory was known as Northern Rhodesia and in 1924 the Crown took over the administration.


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Further Reading

  1. Chiluba, F., Democracy: the Challenge of Change. Lusaka, 1995Google Scholar
  2. Sardanis, Andrew, Africa: Another Side of the Coin: Northern Rhodesia’s Final Years and Zambia’s Nationhood. I. B. Tauris, London, 2003Google Scholar
  3. Central Statistical Office. Monthly Digest of Statistics. Google Scholar
  4. National Statistical Office: Central Statistical Office, PO Box 31908, Lusaka.Google Scholar

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