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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)
  • Akufuna 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)

References[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

External link[edit]


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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:41:15 -0700

Mongu — The Litunga of Western Province has backed President Edgar Lungu's stance that the issue of the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 should be left to the Government and the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) to deal with. President Lungu, who is in ...

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:30:00 -0700

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Lusaka Times
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 20:38:20 -0800

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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:26:02 -0700

THE Lusaka High Court has ordered the Litunga of the Barotseland to be joined to a matter where Chief Chiyengele of the Mbunda speaking people of Western Province has obtained an injunction restraining the Litunga's Royal Establishment from interfering ...

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 15:59:58 -0700

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:06:56 -0700

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