Nyungwe (Cinyungwe)

Nyungwe is a Bantu language spoken by about 490,000 people in northern and central Mozambique, particularly along the Zambezi river in Tete province, and on the east bank of the Luenha river in Manica province. It is officially recognized as a national language of Mozambique.

Nyungwe is also known as Chinyungwe, Chinyungwi, Nyongwe, Teta, Tete and Yungwe. It is closely related to Sena.

Nyungwe is written with the Latin alphabet. It was first documented by David Livingstone in the 1850s. Dictionaries and a grammar were published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Nyungwe alphabet and pronunciation

Nyungwe alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text

Pantsiku inango sulo akhazunga m’phepete mwa gombe, ndipo mbvuu ikhabzizungirambo icimbadya mauswa yakusvipirira m'phepete mwa gombe momwe mukhana sulomo. Mbvuu iribe kuwona kuti sulo akhali m’phepete mule, na tenepo mbvuu idamuponda mwendo sulo. Ndipo sulo adalira, acipfuwula aciwuza mbvuu kuti: "Iwe mbvuu uli kuwona lini kuti uli kundiponda mwendo?"

Translation

One day, rabbit was walking by the river and hippo was also walking there eating grass by the shore of the river where rabbit was. Hippo didn't see that rabbit was by the shore there and so hippo stepped on rabbit's foot. Then rabbit cried, and yowled saying to hippo, "You hippo! Can't you see that you've stepped on my foot?"

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyungwe_language#Examples

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Links

Information about Nyungwe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyungwe_language
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nh%C3%BAngue
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/nyu

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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