Tsonga belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo languages. It is spoken in South Africa and in other African countries, such as Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It has many dialects, most of which are mutually intelligible. Nevertheless, they have distinct differences that are geographical as well as based on influence of the colonial era.

Map of Tsonga language speakers.
Map of Tsonga language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers:3,200,000

Main Countries: South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Alternate names: Shitsonga, Thonga, Tonga, Shangana, Shangaan

ISO 639-3 Code: tso

Language Sample

Bantu boonse balazyalwa kabaangulukide alimwi kabeelene alimwi akwaanguluka kucita zyobayanda. Balazyalwa amaanu akuyeeya, aakusala alimwi beelede kulanga bambi mbuli banabokwabo

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Tsonga:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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