The Comorian language

In the Comoros, the official languages are French, Arabic and Comorian (shikomori). There are 4 variants of Comorian, one for each island. In Mayotte people speak shimaore, in Grande Comore people speak shingazidja, in Moheli people speak shimwali and in Anjouan people speak shindzuwani.

A FEW WORDS IN SHINZWANI :

Moja = one
Mbili = two
Ntraru = three
N’ne = four
Ntsanou = five
Sita = six
Saba = seven
Nane = eight
Chendra = nine
Kumi = ten
Miya = one hundred

Karibu = Welcome
Gege = Hello / how are you?
Kwaheri = Goodbye
Leo = Today
Vojana = Yesterday
Meso = Tomorrow
Marahaba = Thank You
Bweni = Woman
Mwegne = Man

Dahari = Sustainable
Ulanga = Environment
Ndrima = Agriculture
Walimizi = Farmers
Ntrovi = Green banana
Mhogo = Manioc
Majimbi = Taro
Maji = Water

Hu tabu = to grow
Nissitabu = I grow
Ussitabu = you grow

Assitabu = he/she grows
Rissitabu = we grow
Mussitabu = you grow
Wassitabu = they grow