Kirundi


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Ki·run·di

 (kē-ro͞on′dē, -ro͝on′-)
n.
A Bantu language of Burundi, closely related to Kinyarwanda and an official language of Burundi.

Kirundi

(kɪˈrʊndɪ)
n
(Languages) the official language of Burundi, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family and closely related to Rwanda
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The first AGM was held on November 18 and was chaired by Chege Kirundi who is leading one faction, while the second one was held on Thursday and led by Stephen Githaiga.
Their topics include locating the Bantu conjoint/disjoint alternation in a typology of focus marking, the Kikuyu focus marker ni: formal and functional similarities to the conjoint/disjoint alternation, the conjoint/disjoint distinction in the tonal morphology of Tswana, prosody/syntax mismatches in the Zulu conjoint/disjoint alternation, and the conjoint/disjoint alternation in Kirundi (JD62): a case for its abolition.
Yoruba Afrika; Akan Afrika; Kiswahili Afrika; isiZulu iAfrika; Kikongo Afelika; Hausa Afirka; Kirundi Bufirika; Gikuyu Abirika; Igbo Afrika; Luganda Afirika; Lingala Afrika; Malagasy Afrika; Sesotho sa Leboa Afrika; Oromoo Afrikaa; Fulfulde Afirik; Setswana Aferika; Tsivenda Afurika; Tsisonga Afrika; Siswati I-Afrika; Soomaaliga Afrika; Kinyarwanda Afurika, etc.
The Board will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its June 23, 2016 meeting, a resolution honoring the 10th anniversary of Voice of Americas (VOA) Deewa Service, a resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of VOAs broadcasts in Afan Oromo and Tigrigna, a resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of VOAs broadcasts in Kirundi and Kinyarwanda, and a resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of Radio Free Asia.
En esta historia, triunfa la esperanza que encuentran Ssemande y sus dos hermanos menores en el amor y la atencion ofrecidos por las umuzungu, palabra en Kirundi, el idioma utilizado por varios grupos etnicos hutus y tutsis en Sudafrica, con la que Ssemande nombra a las mujeres blancas que ayudan a los huerfanos de la sierra.
Athens; French; and Kirundi Winters; Shelley WHEN: WHERE WH| WHO
When the central market in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, burned down in 2013, a disabled man called Majambere, whose name translates as "progress" in Kirundi, the national language, lost everything.
Three major languages are spoken in Burundi: Swahili, French, Kirundi.
Yet the events of the year 1972, from revolt to repression, are known in Kirundi as Ikiza, the 'catastrophe'; the word is used elsewhere of natural disasters such as famine or plague that devastate indiscriminately, affecting the entire population (Chretien and Dupaquier 2007: 9).
The world's library deserves Gertrude Stein in Amharic, George Orwell in Kirundi, Adonis in Burmese, Ngugi wa Thiong'o in Isthmus Zapotec.
Last summer, Twese for Peace, using the word for ''everyone'' in Burundi's predominant language of Kirundi, hosted 35 young people during a 12-day camp, held at a boarding school in Bujumbura.
Example (1) illustrates noun class marking in Kirundi (Bantu) whereas example (2) shows noun class marking in the Atlantic language Bandial (Eegima).