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Tumbuka är ett av många bantu-språk som täcker ett stort geografiskt område i Afrika söder om Sahara. De kommer från en verbal tradition och uTalk har det bredaste utbudet på marknaden. Substantiv klassificeras annorlunda, till exempel beroende på om de är ett djur, en växt eller en människa. Detta kan förändra hur en mening fungerar. Men oroa dig inte, det är lätt att uttala och du kommer snart att få häng på det.

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Fun facts about Tumbuka

There's a really useful word called 'ujeni' which you can use instead of any noun, place or person. The english equivalents are 'thingy', 'that place' or 'you know who'.

To express a negative you just have to add the word 'chala' or 'yayi' to the end of a sentence.

Tumbuka has numbers up to 5, then 6 is 5 + 1, 7 is 5 + 2 etc. This system means that numbers can get quite long so locals tend to use Tumbuka numbers up to about 20, then switch to English.§

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