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Barotseland

Background

Barotseland is a region between Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola, and is the homeland of the Lozi people or Barotse, or Malozi as they call themselves
They are a unified group of over 20 individual formerly diverse tribes related through kinship, whose original branch are the Luyi (Maluyi). The Barotse speak a complex language, Silozi, derived from several languages. Barotseland covers an area of 126,386 square kilometres, but is estimated to have been twice as large at certain points in its history. Barotseland joined CONIFA in July 2017.

Latest News

February 25

Groups announced for first-ever CONIFA World Women’s Football Cup

Sapmi and Northern Cyprus, who played in CONIFA’s first-ever official women’s match in November 2018,...

July 08

Media Advisory: Major CONIFA Announcement July 9

Football fans, supporters and members of the press: CONIFA will hold a press conference, viewable...

July 08

Asociación de Fútbol Kuskatan Joins CONIFA

The organisation becomes the second in the North America and Caribbean region to join CONIFA...

June 11

Diego Bartalotta Camarillo joins CONIFA

CONIFA is pleased to welcome Diego Bartalotta Camarillo on board as the new President for...