Peace Corps - Chewa (Chinyanja) Language Lessons
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AudiosChichewa- Dialogue 1
Chichewa- Dialogue 2
Chichewa- Dialogue 3
Chichewa- Lesson 1
Chichewa- Lesson 10
Chichewa- Lesson 11
Chichewa- Lesson 12
Chichewa- Lesson 13
Chichewa- Lesson 2
Chichewa- Lesson 3
Chichewa- Lesson 4
Chichewa- Lesson 5
Chichewa- Lesson 6
Chichewa- Lesson 7
Chichewa- Lesson 8
Chichewa- Lesson 9
This Peace Corps Chichewa course gives you an introduction to the Chichewa language which is spoken in almost all parts of Malawi. There are several other languages and dialects spoken in different regions for instance, Chitumbuka, Chiyao, Chilomwe, Chitonga, Chisena, Chilambia and Chinkhonde. It should be emphasized here that the basic grammatical structure is almost the same for all the languages. The difference is in terms of vocabulary, intonations and pronunciation. As for the Chichewa alphabet, some letters do not exist i.e. "Q" and "X". The letter "C" always carries an "H". This short introduction is designed to give you a glimpse of what the Chichewa Language is like before you arrive in Malawi.
Lessons in the course includes:
LESSON 1: Chichewa Alphabet
LESSON 2: Greetings
LESSON 3: Introductions
LESSON 4: Family
LESSON 5: Basic Sentence Structures
LESSON 6: Basic Needs
LESSON 7: Questioning Words
LESSON 8: Commands and Requests
LESSON 9: Numbers
LESSON 10: Food
LESSON 11: Days of the Week and Parts of the Day
LESSON 12: Feelings
LESSON 13: House Items
PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Zambia: Education, Business, Health
Mozambique: Education, Health
Chewa, is the Malawian dialect very similar, though not the same as Nyanja, is a language of the Bantu language family. The noun class prefix chi- is used for languages, so the language is also known as Chichewa and Chinyanja (spelled Cinyanja in Zambia), and locally Nyasa in Mozambique.
Chewa is spoken in: Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Chewa is also called: Chinyanja, Nyanja, Chichea