Language/Kalanga/Vocabulary/How-to-Say-Hello-and-Greetings

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🤗 Kalanga Greetings for Everyday Life

Hi Kalanga learners! 😃


Kalanga is a Bantu language, most closely related to Nambya in northwestern Zimbabwe and the Shona languages in central and eastern Zimbabwe.

Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others.

If you’re planning a trip to Zimbabwe or are trying to learn Kalanga, keep reading to discover some of the most important greetings.


Let’s get started! 🤗

Greetings[edit | edit source]

English Kalanga
how are you? Mamuka tjini?
reply to Mamuka tjini Ndamuka
reply to Mamuka tjini Ndamuka totibathu
how are you? Mashwa tjini?
reply to Mashwa tjini Ndashwa
how are you? Kutjani?
Good morning, how are you? Dumilani, mamuka tjini?
I am fine thanks Tamuka totibathu
What is your name? Zina lilo/labo/lenyu ndiani?
Who are you? Ndi'ngwiani?
I come from Ndodwa ku....
Thank you Ndaboka
Okay Kwaka lulwama/Akuna nlandu
What's up? Kutjani/ukatini
Who are you? Ndi ingwi ani?
It was nice meeting you Ndoshatha kushangana na’ngwi

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