Nyanja(redirected from Nyanjas)
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A Bantu language spoken in Malawi and neighboring areas.
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npl -ja or -jas
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of central Africa, living chiefly in Malawi
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family. Nyanja forms the basis of a pidgin used as a lingua franca in central Africa
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