Luchazi (ChiLuchazi)

Luchazi is a Bantu language spoken by about 431,000 people, mainly in southeast Angola, and also in Zambia and Namibia. In Anglola Luchazi has about 400,000 speakers, and is spoken in the provinces of Cuando Cubango and Moxico. There are about 29,600 Luchazi speakers in the North-Western province of Zambia, and another 1,400 in Namibia.

Luchazi is also known as Lucazi, Lujash, Lujazi, Lutchaz, Lutshase, Luxage or Ponda. It is officially recognized as a minority language in Angola, and is used in homes, churches and businesses.

Luchazi alphabet and pronunciation

Luchazi alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

Download an alphabet chart for Luchazi (Excel)

Information about the Luchazi alphabet supplied by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text in Luchazi

Ha katete Njambi ua tangele melu na mavu. Kaha mavu a kele ngoco a mupulungua, na milima ya kele helu lia ndzinga, na Sipilitu ua Njambi ua vutamenenene helu lia mema. Kaha Njambi ua handekele ngueni, Ku kala ceke, kaha kua kele ceke.

Translation

In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The spirit of God was hovering over the water. Then God said, "Let there be light!" So there was light.

Source: https://www.language-museum.com/encyclopedia/l/luchazi.php

Sample videos in Luchazi

Links

Information about Luchazi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luchazi_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/lch
http://strategyleader.org/profiles/luchazi.html
https://luchazilanguage.blogspot.com/
https://luchazilanguage.blogspot.com/p/luchazi-grammar-luchazi-lucazi.html

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, 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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