Gogo (Cigogo)

Gogo is a Bantu language spoken by about 1.44 million people mainly in the Dodoma Region in central Tanzania. There are also speakers of Gogo in the Manyoni district of the Singida Region, and in the Manyara and Iringa regions.

Gogo is also known as Chigogo, Cigogo or Kigogo. Dialects include Nyambwa or West Gogo (Cinyambwa), Nyaugogo or Central Gogo (Cinyaugogo), and Tumba or East Gogo (Citumba). Nyambwa is spoken to the west of Dodoma and in Manyoni. Nyaugogo is spoken in Dodoma, and Tumba is spoken in the east of the Gogo-speaking area.

Gogo is written with the Latin alphabet. There is a dictionary of Gogo, and a translation of the Bible.

Gogo alphabet and pronunciation

Gogo alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Gogo (Excel)

Notes

Sample text (Yohana 3:16)

Ku soko u Mulungu yayenda yinze nha vivi, sunga yakamulavya Mwanagwe we ciwene, na muli wose mono yakumwihuwila, yalece kwajilila, langa yawe no wumi we cibitilila.

Source: https://christianchildmultilingualbibleverse.wordpress.com/

Translation (John 3:16)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Source: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-3-16/

Sample video in Gogo

Links

Information about Gogo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogo_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/gog/
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/gogo1263

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

Page created: 08.04.22. Last modified: 08.04.22

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