Kaonde (kiiKaonde)

Kaonde is a Bantu language spoken mainly in Zambia, and also in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In 2010 there were about 240,000 Kaonde speakers. In Zambia Kaonde is spoken in the northwest and central regions. In the DRC Kaonde speakers are known as Luba. The language is also known as Chikaonde.

Sample text

Bonse bantu basemwa bakasuluka kabiji baesakena pamo mubuneme. Baji na maana a kulanguluka kabiji bobila bantu bakwabo byubilo bakwibasekesha.

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 Kaonde

Links

Information about Kaonde
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaonde_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/kqn/

Bantu languages

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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