OshiWambo

OshiWambo is a Bantu language spoken by about 680,000 people in Namibia and Angola. Major dialects include Kwanyama (OshiKwanyama), which is spoken in northern of Namibia and southern of Angola; Ndonga (Oshi­Ndonga), which is spoken in northern Namibia; and Kwambi, which is also spoken in Namibia.

Both dialects have been used as a medium of educational instruction since the 1990s. Oshiwambo is also used on the radio to some extent in Namibia.

OshiWambo alphabet

OshiWambo alphabet

OshiWambo pronunciation

OshiWambo pronunciation

Information on OshiWambo compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text in OshiWambo (Ndonga dialect)

Aantu ayehe oya valwa ye na emanguluko noye na ondilo yi thike pamwe osho wo uuthemba. Oye na omaipulo goondunge neiuvo onkene naa kalathane mombepo yuumwainathana.

Links

Information about the OshiWambo language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshiwambo_language
http://www.panafril10n.org/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/PanAfrLoc/Oshiwambo

Online OshiWambo lessons
http://www.schoolnet.na/languages/walelepo.html
http://www.schoolnet.na/languages/teti/moshiwambo.html

Bantu languages

Bemba, Chichewa, Duala, Ewondo, Ganda/Luganda, Herero, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Mandekan, Mende, Northern Ndebele, Northern Sotho, OshiWambo, Ronga, Shona, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swahili, Swati, Tofa, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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