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Nyanja

[ nyan-juh ]
/ ˈnyæn dʒə /
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noun
a Bantu language spoken in Malawi and Zambia.
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Origin of Nyanja

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for Nyanja

Nyanja
/ (ˈnjændʒə) /

noun
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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