Nyanja speaking countriesNyanja is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 2 countries by a minor part of the population.
With a share of around 15%, it is most widespread in Zambia. A total of about 3.1 million people worldwide speak Nyanja as their mother tongue.
|Zambia||Eastern Africa||no||14.7 %||2,781,000|
|Zimbabwe||Eastern Africa||no||2.2 %||332,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Nyanja 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 maybe not listed here.