Royal Barotseland National
Star = time is money
Colours = blue means love. Yes we have passion for Barotseland our country;
it also depicts the land of water resource.
= the colour red symbolises blood shed to redeem Barotseland from the
captors and invaders.
Explanation by National Language
Mwa misindi, mwa mabala, mwa mishitu, silimba sa
lila; mi mwa mikulo si utwahalela mwa liko, luli sihapa pilu yaka, eee ki mwa
Bulozi naha ya hesu. Mutulo, mboela, upa ni wiko ki nyakalalo, babahulu, michaha
ni likalibe mane ni banana silimba saba tikinya mi saba ñwaya. Na utwa kwa
mutala silimba sa bambeti sa umbwaeta, eee ki haesu, mi ki mwa bulozi
mokufumaneha zeo. Luli naha ya hesu yani katulusa.
Mubala wa bundilu:
Mubala wa bundilu uyemela lilato kwa naha ya hesu,
lipakelwa ki mubala o mutuna. Mi mubala woo hape uyemela mezi a mañata afumaneha
mwateñi. Eee luopela mwa pina ya naha sina cwana: Bulozi fasi labo ndataluna,
hala mafasi lelinde ki lona, linani linuka, mishitu, mabala mi lwali lata. Luli
lilato laluna kwa naha Bulozi kileli tuna hakakañi.
Mubala o Musweu:
Mubala o musweu u yemela kozo; kwa pilu za luna
kuli twaa! Mi ki nalikeñi haluli mwa Bulozi moyo wa katuluha.
Mubala wa bufubelu:
Mubala wa bufubelu u yemela mali a suluhile
mwandwa zaku liulula Bulozi. Ni hakuli cwalo pilu za luna halisaliyo mwa mali,
kakuli cwale lumwa buiketo.
Ndembela ya Mulena
siswaniso sa tou siyemela yena Mulena kasibili.
Mubala o mufubelu: woo uyemela kuli hakuna mwana moola mwa puso ya namani ze
tuna kanako yeo.
Institutions of Authority
the Zambian Government has no authority over Barotseland in default of the
Zambia has successfully managed to stripe the Litunga off his powers, and
Zambian Leaders are herald for disposal of the Barotse Government that was
As a people, Barotzis have the right to
self-determination in accordance with the United Nations International Covenant
on Civil and Political Rights, viz, Part 1 Article 1 “All people have the
Right for Self-determination. By virtue of that right, they freely determine
their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural
future and destine of Barotseland cannot be determined by a technical
committee of appointed by Zambia; who are covetous and were not even
referred to in the Barotseland Agreement 1964.
Barotseland came under the administration of the Zambian Government based on
the Agreement and not that it would cease to exist or that the territory was
ceded to Zambia NO!
Sovereignty belongs to the people in Barotseland and we are here to
freely determine our political status first and foremost.
Barotseland is our heritage. Precedents, legal interpretation and knowledge
are at our disposal, to enable us stand on our feet.
are practices, habits and cultures that are inherited from people of the past;
custom distinguishes one particular people or society from the rest of the other
people or societies of the world.
Societies have norms, values and ethics cherished by a particular people
concerned; the same applies to the Barotzish Nation.
our customs and traditions that we cherish. Politics to us is an art of
governance. Now that the art of ruling has been modified in every society in the
world, so shall it be in Barotseland.
means land or country. So the Litunga of Barotseland literally means the country
of Barotseland. Philosophically, the King is called by the title “Litunga”
meaning that he is a country. Logically, nobody else can claim the Litunga of
Barotseland, other than the Barotzis nationals. As land he is in their care and
not otherwise. Really, there is no time when the Litunga of Barotseland shall be
the Litunga of other places or country. Rationally, there is no country that can
exist within a country.
Litunga cannot say that “he is not the Litunga” when he is the Litunga.
The Litunga becomes the Litunga by the people and not by himself.
In the typical system of Barotseland, it is not
the head wagging the tail, but the tail wagging the head. During the Babylonian
era, (Zambian rule) the Litunga was reduced to the level of a local chief. That
was a horrible situation.
Referendums are normally conducted to reach a consensus where there is no thread
of legality to guide the people when taking a decisive step. E.g. where things
are valid, perfect and working well then there comes a decision to do away with
them, a referendum need to be conducted. In addition people do not need a
referendum to know who they are and what belongs to them.
issue of possession according to law does not require referendum but evidence.
Condoned in Barotseland tradition are the following:
Single elephant as a sign symbolizes something royal in particular to do
with the Litunga (King).
Regal flag is represented by red colour. Royal functions (Muleneñi) red
berets are seen.
There is a difference between what is royal and what is for the nation or
Lord Princes and Princesses as they shall be called have their own symbols
too; inter-alia: buffalo, hippopotamus, cow etc.
the new state tradition shall be blended with modernism or they co-exist.
Let all the people be familiar with the national symbols and other signs of
Barotseland. if it will be required for a Lord Chancellor (Minyolui) to have
a flag, it will be a red one with a diagonal white bind, where white
replaces an elephant.
no intellectualism, no philosophy, no creed or religion can be used or applied
to justify or deprive the Barotse People off their sovereignty.
Lord God almighty bless Barotseland our Nation and Country!