Lunda (chiLunda)

Lunda is a Bantu language spoken by about 600,000 people in Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Angola and Namibia. In particular it is spoken in the North-Western Province of Zambia and in the Katanga Province in southeast of the DRC.

Lunda is also known as Dembo, Kalunda, Kilunda, Ndembu, Lunda, Lunda Ndembu, Ndembo or Ndembu. It is written with the Latin alphabet.

Lunda alphabet

Lunda alphabet

Download an alphabet chart for Lunda (Excel)

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Hakuyila nindi, Chimukulomba ilenuŋa nenu, Tata yetu wekala mwiwulu, ijina deyi dijili. Wanta weyi winzi. Muchima weyi awili hamaseki neyi chawilaŋawu mwiwulu.
  2. Twinkaŋa hefuku hefuku kudya kwetu kutunakeŋi.
  3. Twanakeni nyiloŋa yetu, muloŋa ninetu nawa twaanakenaŋa antu ejima akweti nyikudi yetu. Bayi wututwala mukwesekaku; twamwini kukutama.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/3090/LUK.11.MW62

Translation (English)

  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1/LUK.11.KJV

Sample videos in Lunda

Links

Information about Lunda
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunda_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunda_(langue)
www.language-archives.org/language/lun

Bantu languages

Bangi, Basaa, Bemba, Bena, Benga, Bhaca, Bukusu, Bulu, Central Teke, Chichewa, Chokwe, Chuwabu, Comorian, Digo, Duala, Eton, Ewondo, Fang, Ganda/Luganda, Gogo, Gusii, Gwere, Haya, Herero, Ikizu, Jita, Kamba, Kiga, Kikuyu, Kimbundu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kisi, Kongo, Konjo, Koti, Kukuya, Kunda, Kuria, Lambya, Lingala, Loma, Lozi, Luba-Katanga, Luchazi, Lunda, Luvale, Makaa, Makonde, Makhuwa, Mandekan, Maore, Masaaba, Mbunda, Mende, Mongo, Mushungulu, Mwani, Nande, Nkore, North Teke, Northern Ndebele (South Africa), Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe), Northern Sotho, Nyamwezi, Nyakyusa, Nyemba, Nyole, Nyungwe, Nzadi, Oroko, OshiWambo, Pagibete, Punu, Ronga, Sena, Sengele, Shona, Soga, Songe, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Sukuma, Swahili, Swati, Tanga, Tembo, Tonga, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswa, Tswana, Tumbuka, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Yasa, Zigula, Zinza, Zulu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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