Tsonga language

Tsonga
Changana
Xitsonga
Native toMozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
RegionLimpopo, Mpumalanga
Native speakers3.7 million  (2006)
Language family
Niger–Congo
Official status
Official language in South Africa
Language codes
ISO 639-1ts
ISO 639-2tso
ISO 639-3tso
Guthrie codeS.53 (S.52)[1]
Linguasphere99-AUT-dc incl. varieties 99-AUT-dca...
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Tsonga is a language of Bantu origin spoken primarily in South Africa and Mozambique. It is also known as Changana or Xangana.

Text example

The Lord's Prayer written in Tsonga:

Tata wa hina la nge matilweni,
vito ra wena a ri hlawuleke;
a ku te ku fuma ka wena;
ku rhandza ka wena a ku endliwe misaveni,
tanihi loko ku endliwa tilweni.
U hi nyika namuntlha vuswa bya hina bya siku rin'wana ni rin'wana;
u hi rivalela swidyoho swa hina,
tanihi loko na hina hi rivalela lava hi dyohelaka;
u nga hi yisi emiringweni,
kambe u hi ponisa eka Lowo biha,
Amen.
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Tsonga
العربية: لغة تسونجا
asturianu: Idioma tsonga
azərbaycanca: Tsonqa dili
Bân-lâm-gú: Tsonga-gí
български: Цонга
brezhoneg: Tsongeg
català: Tsonga
Deutsch: Xitsonga
español: Idioma tsonga
Esperanto: Conga lingvo
euskara: Tsongera
Fiji Hindi: Tsonga bhasa
føroyskt: Tsonga mál
français: Tsonga (langue)
한국어: 총가어
hrvatski: Tsonga jezik
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Tsonga
isiZulu: IsiTsonga
íslenska: Tsonga
italiano: Lingua tsonga
Kiswahili: Kitsonga
македонски: Цонга (јазик)
მარგალური: ტსონგა (ნინა)
Nederlands: Tsonga
日本語: ツォンガ語
norsk: Tsonga
norsk nynorsk: Tsonga
Novial: Tsongum
Piemontèis: Lenga Tsonga
português: Língua tsonga
русский: Тсонга (язык)
Sesotho: Setsonga
Sesotho sa Leboa: Setsonga
svenska: Tsonga
Tagalog: Wikang Tsonga
Tshivenda: XiTsonga
Türkçe: Tsongaca
українська: Тсонга (мова)
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Tsonga
Xitsonga: Xitsonga
Yorùbá: Èdè Tsonga