Tshivenḓa : Morphosyntactic Microvariation

Tshivenḓa (S21) is a Bantu language spoken in South Africa and Zimbabwe by 1.3 million speakers. As one of the official languages of South Africa, the speech in this archive is based on the Tshivenda variety spoken in and around Thohoyandou in the Limpopo province.


Parameters with examples

NETSHISAULU, N.C., MBEDZI, Salphina, and SEUNGHUN, J. Lee (2021) Tshivenḓa (S21), In: Lee, Seunghun J., Yuko Abe, and Daisuke Shinagaw (eds.) Descriptive materials of morphosyntactic microvariation in Bantu vol. 2: A microparametric survey of morphosyntactic microvariation in Southern Bantu languages. Tokyo: ILCAA. pp. 77-133. [doi: 10.15026/99964]

This database contains recordings of a list of sentences in Tshivenda.

• All files are annotated at the word level.
• All samples below are for illustrative purposes.
For citing the archival materials, use this link.
• Original recordings that are available upon request are in 16bit and 44.1KHz. [Audio Request Form]

ICULD ID Categories   Size Duration (approximate) Description Last modified

0020 Tshivenḓa (audio)    140.9MB   25.4min   Audio   2021.03.01
Tshivenḓa (plots and metadata)    1.12GB   -   Text, Plots   2021.03.01