Phiri clan names derive from the Chewa people of Malawi. These clan names have been in existence for centuries and help preserve Chewaculture and heritage.
Phiri clan names are not simply surnames but rather a naming system which honours the Chewa ancestors, and which runs across multiple families
Izithakazelo Zakwa Phiri
Kalonga(the great ancestor) Chilomba,
Ntabamatanje wamphuno Zikomo,