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Venda language

NameVenda
Nativename 
StatesSouth Africa
Zimbabwe
RegionLimpopo Province
Speakers875 000
FamilycolorNiger-Congo
ScriptLatin alphabet
Fam2Atlantic Congo
Fam3Benue Congo
Fam4Bantoid
Fam5Bantu
Fam6Southern Bantu
NationSouth Africa
Iso1ve|iso2=ven|iso3=ven
NoticeIPA

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Venda, also known as , or , is a Bantu language and an official language of South Africa. The majority of Venda speakers live in South Africa, but there are also speakers in Zimbabwe. The Venda language is related to Kalanga (Western Shona, different from Shona, official language of Zimambwe) which is spoken in Botswana and Zimbabwe. During the Apartheid era of South Africa, the bantustan of Venda was set up to cover the Venda speakers of South Africa.

Venda language Video

Avaliamos e Compramos Jóias Antigas e Modernas. Ouro, Prata, Platina, Perolas, Brilhantes, Moedas em Ouro. Relógios de Pulso e Bolso das marcas, Rolex, Patek...
2.17 min. | 3.0 user rating
Women from Vuvha village in Limpopo province South Africa in Venda perform the Malende traitional dance.
3.62 min. | 4.65 user rating
Demonstração do teclado/Sintetizador Yamaha DJX (PSRD1) com sequencer e sampler a venda no MercadoLivre neste link: http://tinyurl.com/bwb9tnq --------------...
9.50 min. | 4.2 user rating
The Story of the Life and Times of Jesus Christ (Son of God). According to the Gospel of Luke. (South Africa, Zimbabwe) Venda / Chivenda Language. God Bless ...
121.75 min. | 5.0 user rating
In today's 20 years of democracy slot, we focus on an exceptionally influential and successful first ever Tshivenda soapie, Muvhango. Since it's inception 17...
11.03 min. | 5.0 user rating
Técnica de vendas muito interessante no filme O Lobo de Wall Street como vender mais e se tornar rico, basta criar a necessidade no cliente e você não estará...
0.93 min. | 5.0 user rating
Another Great Performance at The Royal Spring Bash in Venda_Thohoyandou.
6.82 min. | 4.61 user rating
Lancer 97.
2.93 min. | 3.4 user rating
For more on this and other stories please visit http://www.enca.com/ Johannesburg - The world's first Venda-language film will be hitting the big screens on ...
5.63 min. | 4.4 user rating
Tshikona dance is a cultural dance that the venda people do mostly in important events, like the placing of a new king or the death or marriage of a king.
57.25 min. | 5.0 user rating

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Book seeks Africa's total freedom - The Herald Tweet this news
The Herald--"In the outsiders' -language-, I endorse my servitude /Priding myself in an idiom unknown". This is what is happening to the people "who slave in school ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 21:30:06 GMT+00:00
How departments aim to improve - Times LIVE Tweet this news
Times LIVE--The province registered principals for programmes at the universities of Pretoria, -Venda- and Limpopo. It also assessed provincial districts and held ... - Date : Sat, 23 Oct 2010 22:01:49 GMT+00:00
COMER PEIXE PELA SAÚDE - Do Restaurante Tweet this news
Do Restaurante--Com um investimento de cerca de meio milhão de euros, esta acção arrancou com a distribuição de folhetos informativos nos pontos de -venda- aderentes (pequeno ... - Date : Mon, 08 Nov 2010 14:13:18 GMT+00:00
NOVOS SWIRL LIMÃO E CHOCO CARAMELO - Do Restaurante Tweet this news
Do Restaurante--Actualmente existem 39 pontos de -venda-, de Norte a Sul do país, que marcam presença sobretudo em Centros Comerciais. Your are currently browsing this site ... - Date : Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:13:49 GMT+00:00
Spotlight on Sitaudze chieftainship - Sunday News Tweet this news
Sunday News--It appears the VhaMbedzi settled in the present-day Damba-Todds area following their flight from the Boer--Venda- wars in South Africa. ... - Date : Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:25:49 GMT+00:00
Current Font Size: - Times LIVE (blog) Tweet this news
Times LIVE (blog)--They speak Sotho, Zulu, Xhosa, xiTsonga, -Venda- etc and in those languages there is no special term for raping a lesbian as oposed to a heterosexual female. ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 09:37:27 GMT+00:00
Zimbabwe Constitution should strive to address the following - Zimbabwe Telegraph Tweet this news
Zimbabwe Telegraph--One Ndebele vote is equal to one Indian is equal to one -Venda- vote, so why shouldn'ta -Venda- kid be allowed to learn their own -language-. By the same token, ... - Date : Sat, 19 Jun 2010 15:31:30 GMT+00:00
Lançamento do livro "Se eu fosse...Nacionalidades" dia 23 - Diário de Notícias - Lisboa Tweet this news
Diário de Notícias - Lisboa--Nacionalidades", de Francisco José Viegas, será realizado dia 23 de Junho, na Fábrica dos Pastéis de Belém, e estará à -venda-, em todo o país, a partir de 24 ... - Date : Tue, 22 Jun 2010 10:39:18 GMT+00:00
DOIS SABORES PARA O VERÃO - Do Restaurante Tweet this news
Do Restaurante--Pomegranate White Peach & Orange Blossom estará à -venda- apenas durante os meses de Verão, enquanto Chocolate Pralines & Caramel juntar-se-á aos sabores ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:59:33 GMT+00:00
VAA ABRE MEGA LOJA EM MADRID - Do Restaurante Tweet this news
Do Restaurante--O Brasil será o próximo país onde a marca pretende expandir a sua rede de lojas e pontos de -venda-, apresentando um ambicioso plano de crescimento. ... - Date : Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:21:02 GMT+00:00

style="font-size:smaller;"|The Venda alphabet
A a B b (C c) D d Ḓ ḓ E e F f
G g H h I i (J j) K k L l Ḽ ḽ
M m N n Ṋ ṋ Ṅ ṅ O o P p (Q q)
R r S s T t Ṱ ṱ U u V v W w
X x Y y Z z

letter(s) value(s) in IPA notes
a [a]
b [b]
bv [b̪v]
bw [bɣw] or [bj] Varies by dialect
d [d]
dz [d͡z]
dzh [d͡ʒ] Similar to English "j"
dzw [d͡zw]
[d̪]
e [ɛ], [e]
f [f]
fh [ɸ]
g [ɡ]
h [ɦ], [h] Pronounced h] before e.
hw [ɣw]
i [i]
k [kˀ]
kh [kʰ]
khw [kʰw]
l [ɭ]
[l̪]
m [m], [m̩] M is syllabic, [m̩], when the following syllable begins with m.
n [n], [n̩] N is syllabic, when the following syllable begins with n.
ng [ŋɡ]
ny [ɲ]
nz [nd͡z]
[n̪]
[ŋ]
ṅw [ŋw]
o [ɔ], [o]
p [pˀ]
ph [pʰ]
pf [p̪f]
pfh [p̪fʰ]
r [ɾ]
s [s]
sh [ʃ]
sw [ʂ]
t [tˀ]
th [tʰ]
ts [t͡s]
tsh [t͡ʃʰ]
tsw [t͡sw]
ty [c]
[t̪]
ṱh [t̪h]
u [u]
v [v]
vh [β]
w [w]
x [x] Similar to the ch in Scottish 'loch.'
y [j]
z [z]
zh [ʒ]
zw [ʐ]

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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