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Mbereshi (also spelled and pronounced Mbeleshi) is a village in the Luapula Province of Zambia, named after the Mbereshi River on its north side. It was the site of a large mission founded in 1900 by the London Missionary Society. In 1915 the mission established the first girls' school in the territory, as well as a boy's school and a large hospital. These are now government institutions. Mbereshi contains a number of examples of mission buildings, including a large church which is now part of the United Church of Zambia.[1]

Mbereshi lies on the main tarred highway of the Luapula River valley running from Mansa to Nchelenge and is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north-east of Mwata Kazembe's town of Mwansabombwe.


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  1. Bwalya Chuba: "Mbeleshi in a history of the London Missionary Society". Pula Press, Gaborone, 2000.