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Other names

Chewa, Nyanja

Official language


Interesting Fact

Chichewa was the only national language of Malawi from 1968 to 1994. Now, Malawi has 2 official languages (English and Chichewa) and 7 recognised regional languages.
In Zambia, the language is generally known as Nyanja or Cinyanja/Chinyanja '(language) of the lake' (referring to Lake Malawi).


Chichewa is also know as Chewa and Nyanja It is a Bantu language spoken in Southern, Southeast and East Africa In Malawi, the name was officially changed from Chinyanja to Chichewa in 1968, and today is the most widely spoken language in the country,

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