Question: What languages are spoken in Malawi?

The national language is Chichewa. English is the official language; however each tribe speaks a different language. Following are some Chichewa and Tumbuka words, which might be useful to you while in Malawi.

How many languages do we have in Malawi?

Malawi, unlike many African countries that have hundreds of languages, has about 16 living languages.

Is Swahili spoken in Malawi?

1. Where is Swahili spoken? Swahili has official language status in Tanzania and Kenya and is also widely spoken in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Comoros Islands. Its also spoken by smaller numbers in Burundi, Rwanda, Northern Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

Is Malawi poor?

Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in the world despite making significant economic and structural reforms to sustain economic growth. The economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, employing nearly 80% of the population, and it is vulnerable to external shocks, particularly climatic shocks.

Is Malawi a safe country to visit?

Malawi is relatively safe to visit, though violent crime is not exactly unheard of. Muggings and robberies happen in larger cities, usually in Lilongwe, and in areas frequented by tourists. You should just avoid walking alone at night altogether.

Is Malawi safe for Americans?

Malawi is relatively safe to visit, though violent crime is not exactly unheard of. Muggings and robberies happen in larger cities, usually in Lilongwe, and in areas frequented by tourists. You should just avoid walking alone at night altogether.

How do you say hello in Bantu?

1. Hujambo — “Hello!” A friendly “hujambo” goes a long way. 2. Habari — Also means “hello” or “good morning.” Use this one when speaking with older people.

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