Peace Corps - Venda Survival Course

We made using the Peace Corps - Venda Survival Course material easier to use and more effective. You can now read the ebook (in the pane on the left), listen to the audio (pane to the right) and practice your pronunciation (use on the Pronunciation Tool tab on right) all at the same time.

The Peace Corps - Venda Survival Course material can be used both as a self-guided course or with the assistance of a qualified Venda tutor.

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Currently there are no audios available for this course.

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US Peace Corps Venda  - Image This guide is intended to be a reference for Peace Corps Volunteers as they learn the wonderful language of Tshivenda. Refer to it if you need to refreshed about something or if you're curious about a certain aspect of Tshivenda.

As with any language, the best and only way to learn it is to practice, and speak the language with people who know it. Attempting to learn from reading this would be unproductive, or worse, boring. Learning to speak with the people you live with shouldn't be a chore, and the purpose of this guide is to make that aspect of your life a little easier.

Venda or Tshivenda is a Bantu language and an official language of South Africa. It is mainly spoken by the Venda people in the northern part of South Africa's Limpopo Province, as well as by some Lemba people in Zimbabwe. The Venda language is related to Kalanga, which is spoken in Zimbabwe and Botswana. During the apartheid era of South Africa, the bantustan of Venda was set up to cover the Venda speakers of South Africa.

Venda is spoken in: Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa

Venda is also called: Tshivenda

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