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Basic Runyankole

Here we present some basic Runyankole language essentials that will assist in day to day interactions. Even if you only learnt these words and expressions your stay in the Runyankole speaking area will be much enhanced.

English Runyankole Pronunciation
No Ngaaha or apaana ing-gah-ha or ah-pah-nah
Yes Eego Egg-oh
Thank-you Webare Way-ba-re
Thank-you very much Webare munonga Way-ba-re mu-non-ga
You're welcome Webare kusiima Way-ba-re koo-see-mah
My name is Eizina ryangye nyine Ey-zeen-ah ron-gye nyin-aye
Good morning, how are you? Oraire ota Orei-rota
I'm fine Ndeire gye or Ndyaho Ndei-re-jeh or indi-aho
It's how much? Ni shiringi zingahi? nee shi-rin-gee zin-gah-hee
How are you? Agandi Agandi
See you later Turebane bwanyima  
Pardon, didn’t understand? Wanji  
I want – I would like Ninyenda  
How much does it cost? Noguza ota? no-guz-ota
I want to pay Ninyenda kushashura  
Have a safe journey Ogyendegye  


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Basic Runyankole

Basic Runyankole

Basic Runyankole

Basic Runyankole

 


Learn Runyankole

Learn Runyankole

Runyankole is a Bantu language spoken by around two and a half million people in south-west Uganda.
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Basic Runyankole

Basic Runyankole

This is a very basic introduction to Runyankole. Always remember if unsure its okay to ask, but if you are approaching someone to ask don't just launch into your question, first greet them with "Agandi", then, after they have replied that they are "fine", ask! Turebane bwanyima!

 
 


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