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Not to be confused with Litungu.

The Litunga of Barotseland (now in Zambia) is the king or paramount chief of the Lozi people. The Litunga resides near the Zambezi River and the town of Mongu, at Lealui on the floodplain in the dry season, and on higher ground at Limulunga on the edge of the floodplain in the wet season. The Litunga moves between these locations in what is known as the Kuomboka ceremony.

The current Litunga is Lubosi II.

List of Litungas[edit]

Rulers (title Mbumu wa Litunga)[edit]

Makololo chiefs (title Morêna)[edit]

  • Sebetwane (1838 - 1851)
  • Mamochisane (female) (1851) – Daughter of Sebetwane
  • Sekeletu (1851 - 1863) – Son of Sebetwane and Setlutlu
  • Mambili (1863)
  • Liswaniso (in rebellion) (1863)
  • Mbololo (1863 - 1864) – Brother of Sebetwane

Rulers (title Mbumu wa Litunga)[edit]

  • Sipopa Lutangu (1864 - 1876)[2]
  • Mowa Mamili – Regent (1876)
  • Mwanawina II (1876 - 1878)
  • Lubosi I (1st time) (1878 - 1884)
  • Akafuna Tatila (1884 - 1885)
  • Sikufele (in rebellion) (1885)
  • Lubosi I (Lewanika I) (2nd time) (1885 - 1916)
  • Mokamba - Regent (1916)
  • Yeta III (1916 - 1945)
  • Shemakone Kalonga Wina -Regent (1st time) (1945 - 1946)
  • Imwiko Lewanika (1946 - 1948)
  • Shemakone Kalonga Wina -Regent (2nd time) (1948)
  • Mwanawina III (1948 - 1968)
  • Hastings Ndangwa Noyoo -Regent (1968)
  • Godwin Mbikusita Lewanika II (1968 - 1977)
  • Ilute Yeta IV (1977 - 2000)
  • Lubosi II Imwiko (2000–Present)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Egerton Sykes, Alan Kendall (2001). Who's who in non-classical mythology. Routledge. p. 144. ISBN 9780415260404. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  2. ^ Family tree of Litungas

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