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Yao kana ChiYao rurimi rwunotaurwa munyika dzinoti: Malawi; Zambia, Mozambique neZimbabwe. Mutauro uyu wakapararira munyika dzeSADC nokuda kwevanhu vakatamira munyika idzi vachitsvaga mabasa, vari vashandi vakabva kuMalawi neZambia.

Mazwi Anotodzana neShonaEdit

ChiYao chine mazwi mazhinji anotodzana neChiShona nemamwe akafanana zvachose.

  • Izwi rokuti nyama (meat; animals used for meat) ndiro rimwe kuChiYao neShona.
  • Izwi rokuti mbwa (meat; animals used for meat) ndiro rimwe kuChiYao neShona.
  • Izwi rokuti nguo (cloth; calico) ndiro rimwe kuChiYao neShona.
  • Izwi rokuti chigamba (a patch) ndiro rimwe kuChiYao neShona.
  • Izwi rokuti chilindo (hut in a field where watch is kept for thieves, animals etc) rinotaurwa mururimi rweYao richireva nhungu.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kung'wa (to drink), kureva kunwa.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kuwawa (bitter taste), kureva kuvava.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti wato (canoe), kureva bwato.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kuwaka (to build), kureva kuvaka.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti mbusi (goat), kureva mbudzi.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti liso (eye), kureva ziso.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti lulimi, kureva rurimi.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti achimwenye (chief), kureva Ishe.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chaka (a year counting from time of planting crops, season, a time).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chikope (the eye lid).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kulalika (to gather an army; to gather a caravan). Mararike izita remhuri.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chiiga (a thigh), kureva chidya.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti likasa (a box), kureva chikasha.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti likumi (ten), kureva gumi.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chala (toe, finger), kureva chigunwe.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kujenda, kureva kuenda.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kujimba(to sing) kureva kuimba.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kuchuwika (to dip in water).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kukomoka (to faint).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kukumbatila (to embrace in a conjugal position).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti luwele (breasts).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti mapale (fragment of a broken pot).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chipala (blacksmith’s forge).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chipembere (rhinoceros).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chisango (a divining instrument).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chiselo kureva rusero.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chitumba (a bud).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chitumba (a calabash; salt).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chiwamba (seedling grown in a verandah and afterward transplanted).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chikosi (a bunch of grass tied to mark the limit of a field).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti dande (slime of a snail).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti luwala (an open space). Ko ruvara?
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti luwilo (a race). Ko zita rokuti Nyaruviro?
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti luwaso (accuracy in shooting).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti macheka (bracelet made of the skin of an elephant foot).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti machela (a net fixed in the water by means of stakes; pointed).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti machila (strength; price of redemption).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti mangawa (debt).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti gwiso kana Atati (father; master).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti lusama (green-coloured).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti lusese (dwarfishness). Ko Chisese?
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti mbanga (space between 2 large rocks; a cave).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti mbale (a plate).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti mbali (the side).; sokuti pa mbali pamoto – near the fire.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti makala (charcoal), kureva marasha.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chisukulu (grandchild), kureva muzukuru.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chilo (night), kureva husiku kana chiro.

Mamwe MazwiEdit

  • Vatauri veYao vanoti lichinga (animal kraal), kureva danga remombe.
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti kujambanya (to commence weaving a palm leaf mat). Ko zita rinonzi Jambaya?
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chilungu (an earthquake).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chinganga (a small drum; a necklace of beads).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chindimba (a feast with dancing).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti chikungu (brass or copper).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti luwanda (a foetus).
  • Vatauri veYao vanoti ngani (news), kureva nhau.

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