- a Bantu language spoken in Malawi and Zambia.
Origin of Nyanja
Examples from the Web for nyanja
Historical Examples of nyanja
In the delta of the Zambezi is to be found Ci-podzo, a very distinct language, yet one which belongs to the Nyanja genus.
He stated that he crossed the Nyanja at a narrow part, and was 36 hours in the passage.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
This is evidently a reminiscence of the "medicine" (Nyanja, chiwindo) used in Africa to protect gardens.Jamaican Song and Story
- plural -ja or -jas a member of a Negroid people of central Africa, living chiefly in Malawi
- 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