Zambia, traditional leadership is hierarchically organized. There are 8 paramount
chiefs controlling vast areas and people. Below them are about 56 chiefs/ chieftaness'
controlling a fair size of land and power. Under them are sub- chiefs/ chieftaness'
which have smaller areas of control and less power.
Zambia, traditional rulers still have substantial power- especially in remote
areas where police posts do not exist.
Palace is a compound of structures
quality, size and number of palace structures depends on power and wealth
Palace: where the chief/ chieftaness lives
where other family members live.
where various day to day activities occur. These events include court, meetings,
ceremonies, audience with the chief/ chieftaness.
provides concrete and metal roofing to palace. This is to indicate importance
is directly influenced by wealth. The number of structures, size of the homestead,
number of granaries, and overall neatness (upkeep) is also an indication of
every chief/ chieftaness there are headmen in every village. They could be equated
the same way a governor is equated with a mayor. Some headmen have more wealth
than some chiefs/ chieftaness' possess. Depends on wealth of area.
areas are separated from the living area.
form an exterior courtyard. (A defined envelope of space) An outside space which
is often used instead of the interior, due to the fact it is very open, allowing
for the congregation of many people.
is often held under the shade of trees in the courtyard. Larger crowds are able
to gather and it is cooler, protected from the sun.
visiting the palace, one must go to the greeting area first. Much like visiting
an insaka at a homestead. The palace retainer greets guests and checks if the
chief/ chieftaness will meet with the visitor.
Mulawkwa is a sub-chieftaness of the Kapata peninsula in Luapula Province.
actual courthouse is used only in special cases. Everyday business is usually
held under a grove of mango trees.
Undi is a paramount Chief in Eastern Province.
homestead is quite large with many structures including structures for visiting
guests. A jail or holding cell is also a structure which is utilized.
is Chieftaness Mulakwa. She is a Sub-Chieftaness of Kapata peninsula. Her kingdom
is Chief Kalaso-Makoso. He is a primary chief in Luapula Province. He is dancing
at the Umtumboko festival, held every year.