Luvale (Chiluvale)

Luvale is a Bantu language spoken in Angola and Zambia. In Zambia it is spoken in the North-Western and Western provinces, and in Angola it is spoken in Moxico is the southeast provinces. In 2010 there were about 635,000 speakers of Luvale, which is also known as Lovale, Lubale, Luena or Lwena.

Luvale is used in education and administration, and also in newspapers, and in radio and TV programs.

Sample text

Vatu vosena vasemuka yapwa hohamwe nakweseka mukuyoya chavo. Vatwama nachiyoyelo chalusesa chajingolo chakuzanga kulivwashana muchiyoyelo chavo.

Translation

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)

Sample video in Luvale

Links

Information about Luvale
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luvale_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/lue/
https://zamtransinternational.weebly.com/luvale.html

Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Bulu, Chichewa, Chokwe, Comorian, Digo, Duala, Ewondo, Fang, Ganda/Luganda, Gwere, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kisi, Kongo, Konjo, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Luchazi, Makonde, Mandekan, Maore, Mende, Mushungulu, Mwani, Nkore, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, Nyemba, Nyole, OshiWambo, Ronga, Sena, Shona, Soga, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swahili, Swati, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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