Xitsonga : Morphosyntactic Microvariation

Xitsonga (S53) is a Bantu language spoken in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique by about 12 million speakers. As one of the official languages of South Africa, the speech in this archive is based on the Xitsonga variety spoken in and around Giyani and Malamulele in the Limpopo province.


Parameters with examples

HLUNGWANI, Crous M., LEE, Seunghun J., and MASWANGANYI, Vicent (2021) Xitsonga (S53), 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. 135-191. [doi/10.15026/99965]

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

• 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

0021 Xitsonga (audio)    129.1MB   23.3min   Audio   2021.03.01
Xitsonga (plots and metadata)    1.15GB   -   Text, Plots   2021.03.01