Nyanja

Nyanja

[nyan-juh]
noun
a Bantu language spoken in Malawi and Zambia.

Origin:
1890–95

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Nyanja (ˈnjændʒə)
 
n , -ja, -jas
1.  a member of a Negroid people of central Africa, living chiefly in Malawi
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family. Nyanja forms the basis of a pidgin used as a lingua franca in central Africa

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