Lozi language

Spoken in

  • Niger - Congo languages Volta - Congo languages Benue - Congo languages Bantu languages Lozi




Lozi (also Silozi or Rotse language) is the language of the Lozi, a tribe on the Zambezi above the Victoria Falls in southern Africa.

Lozi is a Bantu language, closely related to the Sotho, and has around half a million speakers in Zambia ( primarily in the western province with the center Mongu ), 70,000 in Zimbabwe and around 15,000 in Botswana and Namibia, for the latter only in the Caprivi region.


  • Muzuhile - Good day / Good morning
  • Mutozi chwani? - How are you / you?
  • Well nami siya - Goodbye
  • Mutola hands - I wish you / Have a nice day
  • Ni tumezi - thank you