Nyanja (Chinyanja) / Chewa (Chichewa)

A Niger-Congo language and a Bantu member of the Benue-Congo family of languages, spoken by c. 5 million people, mainly in Malawi, where it is an official language (together with English), as well as in parts of neighbouring countries (Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe); also called Chinyanja, Chewa, or Chichewa.

The language is spelt in the Roman alphabet. There is a variety of dialects spread over, Chewa, Ngoni and Manganja being one of them. Like most of the Bantu languages, Nyanja is also a tonal language.


CLASSIFICATION = Niger-Congo family, SCRIPT = Roman
Courses
Chichewa : a practical course 1-2,3 NYA CBEG 3(PACK)
Chinyanja basic course NYA CBEG 4(USB)
Malawi training (by the Peace Corps) NYA CBEG 1
Talk Now! Chichewa NYA CBEG 6(CD-ROM)
Tiyeni! : Chicheŵa language course for newcomers to Malaŵi NYA CBEG 5(PACK)
Town Nyanja : A learner's guide to Zambia's emerging national language NYA CBEG 2
Dictionaries
Dictionary : Mtanthauziramawu : Chichewa/Chinyanja-English, English- Chichewa /Chinyanja NYA DICO 1
Grammar
Chichewa for English speakers : A new & simplified approach NYA GRAM 6
The elements of Nyanja for English-speaking students NYA GRAM 1
An introduction to Chinyanja NYA GRAM 2
A practical approach to Chinyanja NYA GRAM 3
Simply Chichewa NYA GRAM 4
The syntax of Chichewa NYA GRAM 5
Listening - Factual
The re-founding of the church NYA LFACT 1(PACK)
Vocabulary
Chichewa proverbs NYA VOCAB 1(PACK)