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Learn Chichewa

Chichewa är ett av många bantu-språk som täcker ett stort geografiskt område i Afrika söder om Sahara. De kommer från en muntlig tradition och uTalk har det bredaste utbudet att lära dig på marknaden. Substantiv klassificeras annorlunda, till exempel beroende på om de är ett djur, en växt eller en människa kan detta förändra hur en mening fungerar. Men oroa dig inte att du snart kommer få hängpå det.

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Where Is It Spoken?

Malawi

Zambia

Mozambique

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Fun facts about Chichewa

Like all Bantu languages, nouns are divided into various classes recognisable by the prefix at the beginning of words. Languages belong to the 'chi-' class. This is related to the 'ki-' in Kiswahili and the 'isi-' in IsiXhosa and IsiZulu.

Known in Malawi as 'the language of the Chewa people' (chi= language), in Zambia it is known as Chinyanja, language of the lake.

The Chichewa word for shoe polish means 'medicine of shoes'.

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