Luvale (Chiluvale)

Luvale is a Bantu language spoken in southern Angola and northern Zambia. In Zambia it is spoken by about 171,000 people in the North-Western and Western provinces. In Angola it is spoken by about 304,000 people in Moxico and the southeast provinces.

Luvale is also known as Balovale, Lovale, Lubale, Chiluvale, Luena or Lwena. It is closely related related to Chokwe.

Luvale is taught in primary schools in Zambia, and used in the media and literature. It is written with the Latin alphabet.

Luvale alphabet and pronunciation

Luvale  alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Luvale (Excel)

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

Information about Luvale | Numbers

Links

Information about Luvale
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luvale_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/lue
https://zamtransinternational.weebly.com/luvale.html
https://phoible.org/inventories/view/146

Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Bukusu, 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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