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Ronga (XiRonga)

Ronga is a Bantu language spoken mainly in Mozambique, and also South Africa by about 720,000 people. It is also known as ShiRonga or GiRonga and belongs to the Tswa-Ronga branch of the South-Eastern Bantu language family. Dialects include Konde, Putru and Kalanga.

The Ronga alphabet is based on that of Tsonga as provided by Methodist missionaries and Portuguese settlers.

Ronga alphabet and pronunciation

Ronga alphabet and pronunciation


Information about the Ronga language

Bantu languages

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

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet

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