Tsonga (xiTsonga)

Tsonga is a member of the Bantu branch of Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by about 3.6 million people, who call themselves the Shangaan. The majority of Shangaan live in the Limpopo, Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa, where Tsonga is one of the official languages. There are also speakers of Tsonga in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

Tsonga pronunciation

Tsonga pronunciation

Information on Tsonga pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text in Tsonga (Lord's Prayer)

Tata wa hina la nge tilweni,.
vito ra wena a ri hlawuleke;.
a ku te ku fuma ka wena;.
ku rhandza ka wena a ku endliwe.
misaveni, tanihi loko ku endliwa tilweni.
u hi nyika namuntlha vuswa bya hina.
bya siku rin'wana ni rin'wana;.
u hi rivalela swidyoho swa hina,.
tanihi loko na hina hi rivalela lava hi dyohelaka;.
u nga hi yisi emiringweni.
kambe u hi ponisa eka Lowo biha,.
[hikuva ku fuma, ni matimba, no ku twala i swa wena.
hi masiku ni masiku. Amen]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsonga_language

Links

Information about the Tsonga language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsonga_language
http://www.panafril10n.org/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/PanAfrLoc/Tsonga
http://www.bisharat.net/A12N/MozaSource.htm
http://www.cyberserv.co.za/users/~jako/lang/unesco/xitsonga.htm

Munghana Lonene - Tsonga radio station
http://www.munghanalonenefm.co.za

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, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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