Chinyanja

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Proper noun[edit]

Chinyanja

  1. Synonym of Chichewa

Chichewa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nyanja (lake), referencing Lake Malawi rather than any specific ethnic group.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃiˈɲa.ⁿd͡ʒá/

Noun[edit]

Chinyanjá class 7

  1. Chichewa, or a macrolanguage of which it is a dialect (a political distinction).