Konjo (Olukonjo)

Konjo is a Bantu language spoken in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In Uganda the language is spoken in Bundibugyo, Kabarole, Kasese and Ntoroko districts in the south west of the country. In the DRC it is spoken in Nord-Kivu province in the north. In 2014 there were 893,000 Konjo speakers in Uganda, the number of Konjo speakers in the DRC is unknown. The language is also known as Bakonzo, Bayira, Konzo, Olukonjo, Olukonzo, Rukonjo, Lhukonzo or oluKonzo.

Konjo alphabet and pronunciation

Konjo pronunciation

Source: Lhukonzo Teacher's Guide

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Corrections to Konjo pronunciation by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample text in Konjo

Abandu omububuthiranwa bakabuthawa ibanawithe obuthoki nobuholho obulingirirene, mobahangikwa ibanawithe amenge, neryo ibakathoka erighabania abathya ekibuya nekisandire. Nokweryo buli muyima atholere eryanza munyikiwe ngababuthenwe.


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 Konjo


Information about Konjo

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, Lambya, 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, Sukuma, Swahili, Swati, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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