Nyemba

Nyemba is a Bantu language spoken mainly in southern Angola, and also in Namibia, by about 950,540 people. In Angola it is spoken by 941,000 people, mainly in the provinces of Cunene, Cuando Cubango, and also in Bié and Huambo provinces. In Nambia there are about 9,540 speakers of Nyemba.

Nyemba is also known as Gangela, Ganguela, Ganguella, Ngangela or Nhemba. It is closely related to Luchazi, Nkangala, Mbwela and Ngonzela. Some sources classify these as dialects of one language known as Ngangela.

Nyemba is written with the Latin alphabet, and parts of the Bible have been translated into it.

Nyemba alphabet and pronunciation

Nyemba alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text in Nyemba

Vanu voxe vakasemuka mu cizango co mumo lika mu vulemu co kulimanena. Vakevo vakala na mangana co na mbunge co vana pande kulinga vamo na vakwavo na mbunge ya vuna yina.

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 videos in Nyemba

Links

Information about Nyemba
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyemba_(langue)
https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyemba
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/nba
http://theses.univ-lyon2.fr/
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/nyem1238

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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