How do you say hello in Kirundi?

How do you say hello in Kirundi?

Amahoro (a-ma-ho-ro): Peace In order to greet someone in Kirundi, or wish them well on their journey, you would say ‘Gira amahoro’, which translates to ‘have peace’.

What language is close to Kirundi?

Kirundi is mutually intelligible with Kinyarwanda, an official language of Rwanda, and the two form part of the wider dialect continuum known as Rwanda-Rundi. Kirundi is natively spoken by the Hutu, including Bakiga and other related ethnicities, as well as Tutsi, Twa and Hima among others have adopted the language.

How do you greet in Burundi?

  1. Bwakeye / Mwaramutse – hello, good morning!
  2. Mwiriwe – good afternoon/evening.
  3. Ijoro ryiza – good night.
  4. Turabonaye / Nakagaruka – see you later.
  5. N’agasaga – see you, good bye.
  6. Urakomeye? – how are you? ( reply: ego/ndakomeye = I’m well)
  7. Amakuru? – What’s news?
  8. Amahoro – peace, widely used as greetins (reply: n’amahoro)

What do you call a person from Burundi?

Burundian may refer to: A person from Burundi, or of Burundian descent. For information about the Burundian people, see Demographics of Burundi and Culture of Burundi. For specific Burundians, see List of Burundians. Note that the Burundian language is called Rundi or Kirundi.

Is Shona a language?

Shona is a language from the Bantu family and is spoken in Zimbabwe. It is the mother tongue of 75% of the people of Zimbabwe.

Who are the speakers of the Kirundi language?

Part of Rwanda-Rundi Kirundi (also written Rundi) is a Bantu language (D62 in Guthrie’s classification) spoken by some 6 million people in Burundi and adjacent parts of Tanzania and Congo-Kinshasa, as well as in Uganda. 85% of the speakers are Hutu, 15% are Tutsi.

What are the most common phrases in Kirundi?

Kirundi basic phrases. Basic vocabulary. Oya – no. Ego – yes. Ingo – come! Cane – much, many, a lot, very (Ndashonje cane – I’m very hungry)

Is there a standard spelling system for Kirundi?

There are also some speakers of Kirundi in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Congo-Kinshasa. Kirundi is closely related to Kinyarwanda. There has been a standardised spelling system for Kirundi since the 1940s, though Roman Catholic and Protestant missions use slightly different systems.

Which is the official language of Burundi Hutus?

Kirundi is one of the official languages of Burundi, along with French, and is the spoken mainly by Hutus, but also by Tutsis and Twa people, in most parts of the country. Abantu bose bavuka bishira bakizana kandi bangana mu gateka no mu ngingo zibubahiriza. Bafise ubwenge n’umutima kandi bategerezwa kwubahana nk’abavandimwe.