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Chewa Language

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Chewa speaking countries. Chewa Countries </>
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Countries where Chewa is an official language. Countries
Malawi, Zimbabwe
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Total count of countries where Chewa is official language. Total No. Of Countries
2
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13
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Countries where Chewa is a native language. National Language
Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Countries where Chewa language is spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
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Continent wise Chewa speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Africa
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Countries where small group of people speak Chewa language. Minority Language
Zambia
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Organization that administrates and maintains the Chewa language. Regulated By
Not Available
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Interesting facts about Chewa language. Interesting Facts
  • Chewa is one of the 55 languages featured on the Voyager spacecraft.
  • Most widely known language of Malawi is Chewa.
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The language to which Chewa is similar. Similar To
Zulu language
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The language through which Chewa is derived from. Derived From
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Set of letters used in Chewa language. Chewa Alphabets </>
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Image of Chewa alphabets. Alphabets in Chewa
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Total number of letters used in Languages language. Alphabets
31
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13
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Chewa phonology is the study of sounds in Chewa language. Chewa Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
5
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3
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
18
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8
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Writing system used by Chewa language. Chewa Scripts
Latin
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The direction in which Chewa language is written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. Chewa Writing Direction
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Is Chewa hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Basic useful phrases in Chewa Language. Chewa Greetings </>
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HELLO in Chewa. Hello
Moni
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THANK YOU in Chewa. Thank You
Zikomo
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HOW ARE YOU? in Chewa. How Are You?
Muli bwanji?
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GOOD NIGHT in Chewa. Good Night
Usiku wabwino
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GOOD EVENING in Chewa. Good Evening
Madzulo abwino
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GOOD AFTERNOON in Chewa. Good Afternoon
Masana abwino
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GOOD MORNING in Chewa. Good Morning
M'mawa wabwino
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PLEASE in Chewa. Please
Chonde
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SORRY in Chewa. Sorry
pepani
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BYE in Chewa. Bye
anatsanzikana
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I LOVE YOU in Chewa. I Love You
Ndimakukondani
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EXCUSE ME in Chewa. Excuse Me
Pepani
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. Chewa Dialects </>
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Variety of Chewa language. Dialect 1
Kasungu
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Malawi, Zambia
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Variety of Chewa language. Dialect 2
Kikamtunda
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Malawi, Zambia
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Variety of Chewa language. Dialect 3
Kimaravi
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Malawi, Zambia
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Total number of dialects used in Languages language. Total No. Of Dialects
5
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6
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Total count of people speaking Chewa language. How Many People Speak Chewa? </>
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Total count of people speaking Languages language in the world. How Many People Speak?
12.00 million
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50
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Total percentage of world population speaking Languages language. Speaking Population
0.17 %
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47
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Total count of people speaking Languages as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
12.00 million
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44
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Local name of Chewa language in it’s own script. Native Name
Nyanja
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Alias or other names of Chewa Language. Alternative Names
Chichewa, Chinyanja, Nyanja, Nyanja-Chewa
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Name of Chewa in French Language. French Name
chichewa; chewa; nyanja
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Name of Chewa in German Language. German Name
Nyanja-Sprache
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
Chewa people
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History of Chewa language. Chewa History </>
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Evolution period of Chewa language. Origin
15th Century
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Niger-Congo Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
Benue-Congo
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
Bantu
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of Chewa language in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
No early forms
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
Chewa
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
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Scope of Chewa language Scope
Individual
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Chewa language code. Chewa Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Chewa language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
ny
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Chewa language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of Chewa language. ISO 639 2/T
nya
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of Chewa language. ISO 639 2/B
nya
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Chewa language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
nya
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Chewa language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
nyan1308
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of Chewa language. Linguasphere
99-AUS-xaa – xag
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Types of Chewa Language. Types of Language
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Type of Chewa language. Language Type
Living
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Chewa Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
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Chewa Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
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Origin of Chewa language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Chewa language is one of the Easiest Languages to Learn. The origin of Chewa language states that it was put to use in 15th Century. The history of Chewa language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Chewa Language History. Chewa has no early forms. Chewa is the standard form of Chewa language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Chewa Language.

Chewa population

Chewa population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Chewa language. Chewa language is spoken by 12.00 million people in the world. Most of the Chewa population lies in the Chewa Speaking Countries. Chewa language is spoken as first language by 12.00 million people and no total count of people speaking Chewa as second language. Get to know Chewa speaking population in detail.

Chewa writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Chewa writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Chewa language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by Chewa language. Learn more about . 

Information about Chewa language

Check out all the information about Chewa language here. You may find it interesting to learn Chewa Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Chewa Speaking Countries, Chewa speaking continents and Chewa Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Chewa countries knowing common Chewa Greetings will help you in communicating with Chewa people.