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Lozi Pronounced loh-zee is a Bantu Language

Lozi Pronounced loh-zee is a Bantu Language


Lozi -loh-zee- language
The Lozi language also known as Silozi and Rozi language is spoken by the Lozi people of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, and Namibia with total speakers of approximately a half million people.

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Zambia Lozi people represent 5.7 percent of the population with 5.5 percent speaking the Lozi language.


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Zambia is said to have over 70 languages.



Lozi is an official language in Zambia. It is used in the media in Zambia and in The Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is also used in education and administration in Namibia. 


The spelling system for the Lozi language was standardized in Zambia in 1977.


Lozi (loh-zee) 101 Some common Lozi words are:

1. Ambile- To Speak

The spelling system for the Lozi language was standardized in Zambia in 1977.2. Amo-Tie

3. Boi- Shyness

4. Cali- Shawl

5. Ciso-Burning

6. Good luck- Ni ku lakaleza litohonolo

7. Good night- Lobala ka kozo

8. How are you? - U pila cwang?

9. Sorry- Ni swalele

10. Welcome- Mu amuhezwi



Did you know?
The capital of Zambia is Lusaka however, a proposal to build a new capital city in Ngabwe was announced in May 2017. Northern Rhodesia name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. Zambia is said to have over 70 languages, although many of these may be considered dialects; all of Zambia's major languages are members of the Bantu family. Some languages of Zambia are Bemba spoken by 33.4% of the population, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, Lozi 5.5%, Chewa 4.5%, Nsenga 2.9%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda (North Western) 1.9%, Kaonde 1.8%, Lala 1.8%, Lamba 1.8%, English is the official language but only spoken by 1.7% of the population, Luvale 1.5%, Mambwe 1.3%, Namwanga 1.2%, Lenje 1.1%, Bisa 1%, other 9.7%, and unspecified 0.2%.

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