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Tsonga language

NameTsonga
NativenameXitsonga
FamilycolorNiger-Congo
StatesMozambique
South Africa
Swaziland
Zimbabwe
RegionLimpopo, Mpumalanga
Speakers3,275,105
Fam2Atlantic Congo
Fam3Benue Congo
Fam4Bantoid
Fam5Southern Bantoid
Fam6Bantu
Fam7Southern Bantu
Fam8Tswa Ronga
NationSouth Africa
Iso1ts|iso2=tso|iso3=tso
NoticeIPA

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The Tsonga or Xitsonga language is spoken in southern Africa by the Tsonga people, also known as the Shangaan.

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Advantage Andy Murray if he plays it by the book - This is London Tweet this news
This is London--Andy Murray has used a book compiled by coach Miles Maclagan to devise his strategy for this afternoon's Wimbledon quarter-final against Jo-Wilfried -Tsonga-. ... - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:46:04 GMT+00:00
What the papers say: June 30 - Wimbledon (blog) Tweet this news
Wimbledon (blog)--The Independent's Paul Newman also prospects Andy Murray's chances against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried -Tsonga-, reporting -Tsonga- was the last Frenchman to beat the ... - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:19:38 GMT+00:00
Nadal-less Spain have plenty in reserve v France - Reuters India Tweet this news
Reuters India--However, with France also lacking their number one Jo-Wilfried -Tsonga-, Spain will still be favourites in Clermont Ferrand. "It's always a setback (to be ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 20:05:49 GMT+00:00
French Open Sunday Men's Wrap: Federer - Soderling to clash in the Quarters ... - TheSportsCampus.com Tweet this news
TheSportsCampus.com--Mikhail Youzhny broke Jo-Wilfried -Tsonga- in the first game of the match to silence an absolutely fanatical French crowd, but -Tsonga- soon sent them back to a ... - Date : Mon, 31 May 2010 04:30:42 GMT+00:00
Djokovic, Nadal ease into Rome quarters (Roundup) - Monsters and Critics.com Tweet this news
Monsters and Critics.com--Ferrer will face off in the quarter-finals against Frenchman Jo- Wilfried -Tsonga- after the seventh seed beat Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 6-4. ... - Date : Thu, 29 Apr 2010 20:38:49 GMT+00:00

Dialects :
Tsonga English
Ndza ku rhandza I love you
Wa ndzi rhandza you love me
Ha ku tiva we know you
Va ndzi tihva they know me

Noun classes :
1amufana/boy murhangeri/leader
1b va vanhu/people vafana/boys varhangeri/leaders
2a yi nseve/arrow nenge/leg nambu/river
2b mi miseve/arrows milenge/legs milambu/rivers
3a ri tiko/country rito/word vito/name
3b ma matiko/countries marito/words mavito/names
4a xi Xikwembu/God xilo/thing xitulu/stool
4b swi Swikwembu/gods swilo/things switulu/stools
5a yi yindlu/house mbyana/dog homu/cow
5b ti tiyindlu/houses timbyana/dogs tihomu/cows
6 ku ku tshemba/trust ku dya/ to eat ku biha/ugliness
7 vu vutomi/life vumunhu/humanness vululami righteousness

Personal pronouns :
Tsonga English
Ni(informal spoken)/Ndzi(formal) Mina I Me
Wena You You
Yena He/She Him/Her
Hi Hina We Us
Mi N'wina You(Plural) You(plural)
Va Vona They They

Verbs :
Tsonga English
ku chava 2 fear
ku tsaka 2be happy
ku rhandza to love

Numerals :
Tsonga English
N'we one
Mbirhi two
Nharhu three
Mune four
Ntlhanu five
Ntsevu six
Nkombo seven
Nhungu eight
Nkaye nine
Khume ten
Khume (na) n'we / Khume-n'we eleven
Khume (na) mbirhi / Khume-mbirhi twelve
Khume (na) nharhu / Khume-nharhu thirteen
Makhume mambhirhi / Makume-mbirhi twenty
Makhume manharhu / Makume-nharhu thirty
Mune wa makhume forty
Tlhanu wa makhume fifty
Dzana hundred
Gidi thousand

Months of the Year :
Tsonga English
Nsunguti January
Nyenyenyani February
Nyenyankulu March
Dzivamusoko April
Mudyaxihi May
Khotavuxika June
Mawuwani July
Mhawuri August
Ndzhati September
Nhlangula October
Hukuri November
N'wendzamhala December

Languages of Mozambique

OfficialPortuguese
Non-officialBarwe * Chewa * Chichopi * Chuwabu * Dema * Kimwani * Kokola * Koti * Kunda * Lolo * Lomwe * Maindo * Makhuwa * Makhuwa-Marrevone * Makhuwa-Meetto * Makhuwa-Moniga * Makhuwa-Saka * Makhuwa-Shirima * Makonde * Makwe * Manyawa * Manyika * Marenje * Mwani * Nathembo * Ndau * Ngoni * Nsenga * Nyungwe * Phimbi * Ronga * Sena * Shona * Swahili * Swati * Takwane * Tawara * Tewe * Tonga * Tsonga * Tswa * Yao * Zulu

Languages of South Africa

OfficialAfrikaans * English * isiNdebele * Northern Sotho * Sesotho * siSwati * Xitsonga * Setswana * Tshivenda * isiXhosa * isiZulu
Non-officialPortuguese * Greek * Italian * Dutch * German * Yiddish * French * Yue Chinese * Hakka Chinese * Telugu * Tamil * Gujarati * Hindi * Urdu * South African Sign Language * Haiǁom * Kung-Ekoka * Shona * Birwa * Khwe * Nama * Oorlams * Phuthi * Ronga * Swahili * Tswa
No native speakers
(sub-cultures and
lingua francas)
Angloromani * isiCamtho/Tsotsitaal * Gail * Fanagalo
ExtinctKorana * Xiri * ǀXam * ǁXegwi * Seroa * Nǀu

Languages of Zimbabwe

Dombe * English * Fanagalo * Kalanga * Kunda * Lozi * Manyika * Nambya * Ndau * Northern Ndebele * Nsenga * Nyanja * Shona * Tonga * Tsoa * Tsonga * Tswa * Tswana * Venda * Zimbabwe Sign Language/Zimsign



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