Season 2 Episode 5
Malawi is a country which has a great diversity which can be seen in general in its culture.
Of the many languages spoken, English is the official language of Malawi while Chichewa is the national language spoken by about 50% of Malawians.
The local language of the Chewa people is Chichewa which is the national language of Malawi. It is a Bantu language which is spoken as the major language by Malawians.
Hello – Moni
How are you? – Muli bwanji?
What’s your name? – Dzina lanu ndani?/Dzina lanu ndi yani?
My name is… – Dzina langa ndi…
Where are you from? – Mumachokera kuti?
Good morning – Mwauka bwanji
Good afternoon – Mwaswela bwanji?
Good evening – Mwachoma bwanji
Goodnight – Gonani bwino/Mugone bwino
Goodbye – Yendani Bwino
Have a nice day – Mukhale ndi tsiku labwino
Yes – Ee/Eya/Inde
No – Iyayi/Ayi
Sorry – Pepani
Please – Chonde
Thank you – Zikomo
Other languages spoken by the Malawi people include Chinyanja Yao, Chilomwe, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Tonga.
Wishing you Merry Christmas! See you in the next Episode.
Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun