Konjo language (Bantu)

The Konjo (Konzo) language, variously rendered Rukonjo, Olukonjo, Olukonzo and Lhukonzo, is a Bantu language spoken by the Konjo people of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has a 77% lexical similarity with Nande. There are many dialects, including Sanza (Ekisanza).[1]

Konzo
Olukonjo
Native toUganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo
EthnicityKonjo
Native speakers
610,000 in Uganda (2002 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3koo
Glottologkonz1239[2]
JD.41[3]

Basic vocabulary

List of basic phrases and words.[4]

  • Good morning – Wabukire
  • Good afternoon – Wasibire
  • Thank you (very much) – Wasinja (kotsibu)
  • How are you? – Eriwa
  • How are you? – Munajo
  • Fine – Tunajo
  • Sir/Man – Mulhume
  • Madam/Woman – Mukali
  • Boy – Omojo
  • Girl – Masika
  • Dear – Mwanithu
  • Friend – Mwira
  • King – Mukama/Mwami omusinga
  • 2-10 – biri, ishatu, ini, ithanu, mukagha, musanju, munani, mwenda, ikumi
  • Car – Mothoka
  • Water – Amaghetse
  • Gift – Kihembo

References

  1. ^ a b Konzo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Konzo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Kambale, Balinandi (2009). Lhukonzo - English -- English - Lhukonzo Dictionary. Kampala: Fountain Publishers. ISBN 978-9970-02-574-9.
Konjo

Konjo may refer to:

Konjo people of Uganda

Konjo language (Bantu), the Bantu language spoken by them

Coastal Konjo language, an Austronesian language spoken in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Highland Konjo language, an Austronesian language spoken in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Languages

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