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Malawi Traditional polities



Maravi
bf.1700                    Maravi state established (the word Malawi is the same as
                             the name of this state).

Rulers (title Karonga)
.... - ....                Mcepera Mwale
.... - ....                Mcocoma Phiri (Mkunkhuntha)
.... - 18..                Kampini Mbewe
1860? - 18..               Sosola Kalimakudzulu Phiri

Nkamanga

c.1795                     Nkamanga state established. 

Ruler (title Sekuru)
c.1795                     Mlowoka
Rulers (title Cikulamayembe)
.... - ....                Gonapamuhanya 
.... - ....                Kampungu 
.... - ....                Pitamkusa 
.... - ....                Bwati I (= Cayeka) 
.... - ....                Bwati II 
.... - ....                Bamantha 
18.. - 1855                Mkuwayira 
1855 - 18..                Interregnum 
18.. - 1880                Mujuma 
1880 - 1907                Vacant 
1907 - 1931                Cilongozi Mlowoka                  (d. 1931)
1931 - 1977                John Hardy Gondwe Ziwange          (b. 1905 - d. 1977)
1977 -                     Walter Gondwe



Ngoni dynasties

Jere or Qeko dynasty

Paramount chiefs (title Inkosi ya makosi)
1815 - 1848                Zwangendaba a Hlatshwayo           (b. c.1785 - d. 1848) 
1848 - 18..                Ntabeni -Regent
18.. - 18..                Mgayi -Regent
18.. - 1857                Gwaza Jere -Regent
1857 - 1891                Mmbelwa I                          (b. c.1836 - d. 1891)
1891 - 1896                Mwamba -Regent
1896 - 1915                Cimtunga 
1915 - 1928                Vacant 
1928 - 1959                Mmbelwa II 
1959 - May 1983            Mmbelwa III                        (d. 1983)
Feb 1984 - 12 Feb 2013     Mmbelwa IV                         (b. 1954 - d. 2013)
16 Feb 2013 -              Mmbelwa V                          (b. 1985)

Maseko or Gomani dynasty

1879                       Divided between the lines of Mputa and Cidiaonga.

Paramount chiefs (title Inkosi ya makosi)

c.1815 - 1832              Ngwana                             (d. 1832)
1832 - 1835                Regents
                           - Magadlela
                           - Mgoola
1835 - 1860                Maseko Mputa                       (d. 1860)
1860 - 1878                Cidiaonga -Regent
- Mputa line -
1878 - 1891                Cikusi                             (d. 1891)
1891 - 27 Oct 1896         Gomani I                           (d. 1896)
1896 - 1921                Mambeya Moyo -Regent (1st time) 
1921 - 12 May 1954         Philip Gomani II                   (b. 1894 - d. 1954)

                            
(in exile from 1953)
13 May 1954 - May 1966     Mambeya Moyo -Regent (2nd time) 
May 1966 - 2006            Willard Gomani III                 (b. 1922 - d. 2006)

2006 - 21 Jun 2008         Rosemary Malinki (f) -Regent
                             (1st time)
21 Jun 2008 - 19 Sep 2009  Kanjedza Alexander Gomani IV       (b. 1951 - d. 2009)
20 Sep 2009 -  5 Aug 2012  Rosemary Malinki (f) -Regent
                             (2nd time)
 5 Aug 2012 -              Willard Mswati Kanjedza Gomani V   (b. 1996)
- Cidiaonga line -
1879 - 1891                Cifisi                             (b. 1854 - d. 1891)
1891 - 1899                Kachindamoto I Dzinthenga          (d. 1899)
1899 - 1912                Nyatheyi (f) -Regent
1912 - 1931                Kachindamoto II Abraham            (d. 1931)
26 May 1932 - 1954         Kachindamoto III Matapira Kummaani (d. 1954)
1956 - Oct 1976            Kachindamoto IV Samson             (d. 1976)
1978 - 1987                Kachindamoto V Enoch Zonyera       (d. 1987)
1988 - 2001                Kachindamoto VI Justino            (b. 19.. - d. 2001)
2001 - 2003                Sunduzeni -Regent
2003 -                     Kachindamoto VII Theresa (f)






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