Tsonga language

Tsonga
Changana
Xitsonga
Native toMozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
RegionLimpopo, Mpumalanga
Native speakers
3.7 million (2006)
Niger–Congo
Official status
Official language in
 South Africa
Language codes
ISO 639-1ts
ISO 639-2tso
ISO 639-3tso
Guthrie code
S.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
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Tsonga jezik
svenska: Tsonga
Tagalog: Wikang Tsonga
Tshivenda: XiTsonga
Türkçe: Tsongaca
українська: Тсонга (мова)
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Tsonga
Xitsonga: Xitsonga
Yorùbá: Èdè Tsonga