Nkhoma

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Nkhoma
Nkhoma is located in Malawi
Nkhoma
Nkhoma
Location in Malawi
Coordinates: 14°2′55.62″S 34°6′24.21″E / 14.0487833°S 34.1067250°E / -14.0487833; 34.1067250
Country  Malawi
Region Central Region
District Lilongwe District
Elevation 3,914 ft (1,193 m)
Time zone +2

Nkhoma is a hill in the Lilongwe District of Malawi. South African missionaries established a mission in 1889 and named the mission after the hill.[1]

Nowadays, Nkhoma still hosts the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian - Nkhoma Synod and several affiliated institutions:

  • Nkhoma Institute for Continued Theological Training (also known as Josophat Mwale Theological Institute)
  • Nkhoma Hospital
  • Nkhoma College of Nursing

Nkhoma is also a surname common among the Chewa and Tumbuka people. All those that have this last name can trace their ancestors' migration route through the Dedza area in the 17th century. The name is common in the Eastern province of Zambia especially in Chipata and Lundazi.

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Coordinates: 14°2′55.62″S 34°6′24.21″E / 14.0487833°S 34.1067250°E / -14.0487833; 34.1067250 Nkhoma University