Chopi language

Chopi, also spelled Copi, Tschopi, and Txopi, is a Bantu language spoken along the southern coast of Mozambique.

Maho (2009) lists the possibly extinct Lenge dialect as a distinct language.[3]

Chopi
Chichopi
Native toMozambique
Native speakers
760,000 (2006)[1]
Dialects
  • Lenge
Language codes
ISO 639-3cce
Glottologchop1243[2]
S.61,611[3]
Linguasphere99-AUT-cc
incl. varieties
99-AUT-cca...-ccd

References

  1. ^ Chopi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chopi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
Acholi dialect

Acholi (also Akoli, Acoli, Acooli, Atscholi, Shuli, Gang, Lwoo, Lwo, Lok Acoli, Dok Acoli) is a Southern Luo dialect spoken by the Acholi people in the districts of Gulu, Kitgum and Pader (a region known as Acholiland) in northern Uganda. It is also spoken in southern Sudan in Magwi County Eastern Equatoria states

Song of Lawino, well known in African literature, was written in Acholi by Okot p'Bitek, although its sequel, Song of Ocol, was written in English.[1]Acholi, Alur, and Lango have between 84 and 90 per cent of their vocabulary in common[2] and are mutually intelligible. However, they are often counted as separate languages because their speakers are ethnically distinct. Labwor (Thur), once considered a dialect of Acholi, may not be intelligible with it.

Chopi

Chopi may refer to:

Chopi people, an ethnic group of Mozambique

Chopi language, a Bantu language spoken along the southern coast of Mozambique

Chopi blackbird (Gnorimopsar chopi), a bird of family Icteridae

Zanthoxylum piperitum, an aromatic plant in the family Rutaceae

Chopi people

The Chopi are an ethnic group of Mozambique. They have traditionally lived primarily in the Zavala region of southern Mozambique, in the Inhambane Province. They traditionally lived a life of subsistence agriculture, traditionally living a rural existence, although many were displaced or killed in the civil war that followed Mozambique's liberation from Portuguese colonial rule in 1975. In addition, drought forced many away from their homeland and into the nation's cities.

The Chopi speak Chichopi, a tonal language in the Bantu family, with many also speaking chiTonga and Portuguese as secondary languages. They are related to the Thonga people of Mozambique and South Africa and their neighbors include the Shangaan ethnic group who live to the west, in the Gaza Province, and who invaded Chopi territory in the 19th century. Historically, some Chopi were made subjects under Portuguese protection and others became migrant laborers in South Africa.

The Chopi identify culturally, as a people, with the elephant.

Govuro District

Govuro District is a district of Inhambane Province in south-east Mozambique. Its principal town is Nova Mambone. The district is located at the northeast of the province, and borders with Machanga District of Sofala Province in the north, Inhassoro District in the south, and Mabote District in the west. In the east, the district is bounded by the Indian Ocean. The area of the district is 3,961 square kilometres (1,529 sq mi).

It has a population of 34,809 as of 2007.

Massinga District

Massinga District is a district of Inhambane Province in south-east Mozambique. Its principal town is Massinga. The district is located at the east of the province and borders with Inhassoro District in the north, Vilanculos District in the northeast, Morrumbene District in the south, and with Funhalouro District in the west. In the east, the district is bounded by the Indian Ocean. The area of the district is 7,458 square kilometres (2,880 sq mi). In terms of the area, this is the biggest district of Inhambane Province. It has a population of 184,531 as of 2007.

Morrumbene District

Morrumbene District is a district of Inhambane Province in south-east Mozambique. Its principal town is Morrumbene. The district is located at the east of the province and borders with Massinga District in the north, Homoine District in the south, and with Funhalouro District in the west. In the east, the district is bounded by the Indian Ocean. The area of the district is 2,608 square kilometres (1,007 sq mi). In terms of the area, this is the biggest district of Inhambane Province. It has a population of 124,471 as of 2007.

Vilanculos District

Vilankulo District or Vilanculos District is a district of Inhambane Province in south-east Mozambique. Its principal town is Vilankulo. The district is located at the east of the province, and borders with Inhassoro District in the north and Massinga District in the south and in the west. In the east, the district is bounded by the Indian Ocean. The area of the district is 5,867 square kilometres (2,265 sq mi). It has a population of 135,710 as of 2007.

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