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A Bantu language of Rwanda, closely related to Kirundi and an official language of Rwanda.

[Kinyarwanda Iki-nyarwaanda : iki-, n. pref. + -nyarwaanda, from Rwanda (nya-, n. pref. indicating origin + Uru-aanda, Rwanda).]


(Languages) one of the official languages of Rwanda, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family and closely related to Kirundi
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Noun1.Kinyarwanda - a Bantu language
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
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Thus, surveys were read and administered to all participants by trained female Rwandan research assistants who were bilingual in English and the Kinyarwanda language.
In a speech in English and the Kinyarwanda language, he added in French: "Facts are stubborn," drawing applause.
It is strange to note that Kinyarwanda language is absent from the ongoing debates on the language issue in Rwanda.
In fact, it's the first narrative feature film ever made in the Kinyarwanda language.