- Tonga language (Zambia)
Tonga Spoken in Zambia, Zimbabwe Native speakers 1,517,000 one of the key lingua franca in Zambia and parts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique) (date missing) Language family Official status Regulated by No official regulation Language codes ISO 639-3 toi
The Tonga language of Zambia and Zimbabwe is a Bantu Language primarily spoken by the Tonga people in those countries who live mainly in the Southern and Western provinces of Zambia, and in northern Zimbabwe, with a few in Mozambique. The language is also spoken by the Tonga, Ila, Iwe, Toka and Leya people, as well as many bilingual Zambians and Zimbabweans. It is one of the major lingua francas in Zambia, together with Bemba, Lozi and Nyanja. The Tonga of Malawi is not particularly close.
How are you? Mwapona
Good, Fine. kabotu
Thank You. Twalumba
- Ethnologue report for Tonga
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Chitonga
- Glossary of Chitonga in English and German.
- Another Glossary.
Languages of Zambia Official Regional Languages of Zimbabwe
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