Nyakyusa (Kɨnyakyʉsa)

Nyakyusa is a member of the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by about 1.4 million people around the northern end of Lake Malawi in southern Tanzania and northern Malawi. In Tanzania Nyakyusa is spoken by about 1.2 million people in the Kyela and Rungwe districts or the Mbeya region, and in the Makete district of the Njombe region. In Malawi there are about 149,000 speakers of Nyakyusa in the Chitipa and Karonga districts.

Nyakyusa is also known as Nyakyusa-Ngonde, Ikingonde, Ikinyakyusa, Ikinyikiusa, Ikinyikyusa, Kinyakyusa, Kinyakyusa-Ngonde, Konde, Mombe, Ngonde, Nkonde, Nyakusa, Nyakyusa, Nyekyosa, or Nyikyusa. Dialects include Nyakyusa, Kukwe, Mwamba, Ngonde and Selya.

Nyakyusa can be written with the Latin alphabet, and there are several different spelling systems. Literacy in Nyakyusa is promoted by SIL, who have produced translations of the Bible and other texts.

Nyakyusa alphabet and pronunciation

Nyakyusa alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Nyakyusa (Excel)

Sample text in Nyakyusa

Ukujenga, tasị gulege amalasị gaa kujengela, nindete syope gulege; utigi nimilisi utemege, utigi ingońolelo utumulege, utigi ukumanga umangege. Ilyundu, upalege abaakwịpa-ilyundu, abakịkulu bipege, lijege lịngị fịjo; bonganyege nisanu nulusanje. Ukwanda ukukịtịka, utịpege ikiliba, utigi ubwịna ukumbege. Lelo bo umalịle isya kiliba, po papo lelo ukeṅendanyege, amalasị gajege mapịmba gosa, utumulanyege nimbiiso.

Source: https://www.nyakyusa.com/tetitetitext.htm

Videos in Nyakyusa

Information about Nyakyusa | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Nyakyusa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyakyusa_language
https://www.nyakyusa.com/nyakyusa.htm
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/nyy

Bantu languages

Basaa, Bemba, Bukusu, 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

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