Picture Languages

Chichewa speaking countries

Chichewa is the official language in Malawi but is not spoken in any other countries. The Chichewa language (native name: chiCheŵa, chinyanja) has its roots in the Niger–Congo language family.

Further languages in Malawi are:
Distribution Chichewa

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
MalawiEastern Africayes58.3 %11,596,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Chichewa as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.