[ nyan-juh ]
/ ˈnyæn dʒə /
a Bantu language spoken in Malawi and Zambia.
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Origin of Nyanja
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby Nyanja
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Nyanja in a sentence
There still remain within its domain colonies of Nyanja-speaking people.
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.
This is evidently a reminiscence of the "medicine" (Nyanja, chiwindo) used in Africa to protect gardens.
British Dictionary definitions for Nyanja
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
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