Haya (OluHaya)

Haya is a member of the Northeast Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by about 1.94 million people in northern Tanzania, particularly in the Bukoba urban and rural districts in the Kagera region to the south and southwest of Lake Victoria.

Haya is also known as EkiHaya, Ekihaya, Ekihâya, Kihaya, Oluhaya, Oluhâya, Ruhaya or olu-Haya. Native speakers call it OluHaya.

Haya is written with the Latin alphabet, and is used in literature to some extent.

Haya alphabet and pronunciation

Haya alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Haya (Excel)

Sample text (John: 1:1-4)

  1. Orwa mbere na mbere Kigambo akashangwaho. Kigambo ogwo hakaba ajwangaine na Ruhanga, mara Kigambo hakaba ali Ruhanga.
  2. Orwa mbere na mbere akashangwa ali hamoi na Ruhanga.
  3. Ebintu byona bikatondwa omuli wenene; kandi omu byakatonzirwe byona taliho kintu na kimoi ekitatonzirwe omuli wenene.
  4. Omuli Kigambo ogwo hakaba alimu oburora, mara oburora obwo nibwo bwabaire mushana gw'abantu.

Source: https://www.bible.com/sr/bible/3040/JHN.1.RHAY01

Translation

  1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  2. The same was in the beginning with God.
  3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
  4. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Source: https://www.bible.com/sr/bible/1/JHN.1.KJV

Videos in Haya

Information about Haya | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Haya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haya_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/hay
http://www.language-archives.org/language/hay
https://duranti.scholar.ss.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2021/01/Byarushengo-Duranti-Hyman-1977-Haya-Grammatical-Structure.pdf

Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Bulu, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Digo, Duala, Eton, Ewondo, Fang, Ganda/Luganda, Gogo, Gusii, Gwere, Haya, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kamba, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kisi, Kongo, Konjo, Kuria, Lambya, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Luchazi, Luvale, Makonde, Makhuwa, Mandekan, Maore, Masaaba, Mbunda, Mende, Mushungulu, Mwani, Nande, Nkore, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, Nyamwezi, Nyakyusa, Nyemba, Nyole, Nyungwe, OshiWambo, Punu, Ronga, Sena, Shona, Soga, Songe, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Sukuma, Swahili, Swati, Tonga, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswa, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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