Venda

Facts

  • Language: Venda
  • Alternate names: Chivenda, Tshivenda
  • Language code: ven
  • Language family: Niger-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern Bantoid, Bantu, East Bantu, Southern Bantu-Makua, Sotho-Makua-Venda
  • Number of speakers: 1064000
  • Script: Braille script. Latin script, primary usage.

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    Introduction

    Venda or Tshivenda is a Bantu language and an official language of South Africa. It is mainly spoken by the Venda people in the northern part of South Africa's Limpopo Province, as well as by some Lemba people in Zimbabwe. The Venda language is related to Kalanga, which is spoken in Zimbabwe and Botswana.

    The Venda Verb

    PersonPresent PronounPast PronounPresent Negative PronounPresent Past Pronoun
    Sg.1ndindoa thia tho
    Sg.2ninoa nia no
    Sg.3uohaha
    Pl.1riroa ria ro
    Pl.2ninoa nia no
    Pl.3vhavhoa vhaa vho

    Tenses

    Examples for verb vhuya 'return' in 3rd person singular

    Verbs

    Verblist

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