Chewa, an aa kent as Nyanja, is a leid o the Bantu leid faimily. The gender prefix chi- is uised for leids,[3] sae the leid is an aa kent as Chichewa an Chinyanja (spelled Cinyanja in Zambie), an locally Nyasa in Mozambique.

Chewa
Nyanja
Chichewa, Chinyanja
Native taeZambie, Malawi,
Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Native speakers
12 million (2007)[1]
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 Malawi
Recognised minority
leid in
Leid codes
ISO 639-1ny
ISO 639-2nya
ISO 639-3nya
N.30 (N.31, N.121)[2]
Linguasphere99-AUS-xaa - xag

ReferencesEedit

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. cf. Kiswahili for the Swahili language.