Nyanja

[ nyan-juh ]

noun
  1. a Bantu language spoken in Malawi and Zambia.

Origin of Nyanja

1
First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby Nyanja

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British Dictionary definitions for Nyanja

Nyanja

/ (ˈnjændʒə) /


noun
  1. plural -ja or -jas 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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