Chichewa, or Chewa, is a Bantu language spoken in parts of Malawi, where it is an official national language along with English, and also in Zambia, Mozambique, where the language is known as Nyanja or Chinyanja, and Zimbabwe. Between 7 and 8 million people speak Chichewa.
There are some differences between the Chewa of Malawi and the Nyanja of Zimbabwe, however they are not considered separate languages, as far as I can discover. One variety known as Town Nyanja, which is spoken in Lusaka and other parts of Zambia, differs significantly from Nyanja and Chewa.
The orthography of Chichewa was standardised in 1973 when the New Chichewa Orthography Rules were published.
Anthu onse amabadwa aufulu ndiponso ofanana mu ulemu ndi ufulu wao. Iwowa ndi wodalitsidwa ndi mphamvu zoganiza ndi chikumbumtima ndipo achitirane wina ndi mnzake mwaubale.
Anthu onse amabadwa mwa ufulu ndiponso olinganga m' makhalidwe ao. Iwo amakhala ndi nzeru za cibadwidwe kotero ayenera kucitirana zabwino wina ndi mnzace.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Information about the Chichewa language
Online Chichewa dictionary
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