Comorian, Ngazidja

Conjugate Verbs


  • Language: Comorian, Ngazidja
  • Alternate names: Shingazidja, Ngazidja
  • Language code: zdj
  • Language family: Niger-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern Bantoid, Bantu, East Bantu, Northeast Savanna Bantu, Northeast Coastal Bantu, Coastal NEC Bantu, Mijikenda-Pokomo-Comorian, Comorian Bantu
  • Number of speakers: 350702
  • Script: Latin script, Arabic script

More information:


    Comorian (Shikomor) is the most widely used language on the Comoros (independent islands in the Indian Ocean, off Mozambique and Madagascar). It is a close relative of Swahili? with a very strong Arabic influence, and is one of the three official languages of the Comoros, next to French and Arabic.

    Each island has a slightly different dialect; that of Anjouan is called Shindzuani, that of Mohel Shimwali, that of Maore Shimaore, and that of Grand Comoro Shingadzija. No official alphabet existed in 1992, but Arabic and Latin scripts were both used.

    The verb

    Sample verb: huheza

    Present Present continuous Past Future
    Sg.1 mihuheza ngamhezo tsihezo ngamdjoheza
    Sg.2 wehuheza ngohezo huhezo ngodjoheza
    Sg.3 yehuheza nguhezo hahezo ngudjoheza
    Pl.1 sihuheza ngarihezo rihezo ngaridjoheza
    Pl.2 nyihuheza ngamhezo mhezo ngamdjoheza
    Pl.3 wohuheza ngwahezo wahezo ngwadjoheza