Nyanja

[nyan-juh]

Origin of Nyanja

First recorded in 1890–95
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Nyanja

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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