When looking up information about Tshiluba, there isn't much that teaches you how to speak the language. As much information as there is on the background of the language, there isn't much on the grammar or the vocabulary. The purpose of this book is to teach you just that.
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Tshiluba is a Bantu language spoken by about six million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is primarily spoken in Western and Eastern Kasai. It is a language that is spoken in a large area in the Kasaï Occidental and Kasaï Oriental provinces of the DRC, but an eastern dialect is spoken by the Luba people of the East Kasai Region and a western dialect by the Lulua people of the West Kasai Region. Much like English, it is subject-verb-object (SVO). Tshiluba is a tonal language, meaning that a change in tone when speaking the language can have an effect on the meaning conveyed. Two tones are commonly used: high and low. High tones are usually marked by an accent over the vowel, while low tones are left unmarked.
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- Rosenbaum, Vanessa; Billings, Kelli; Gohn, Janessa; Holcomb, Libby; Lahey, Jessica et al. (2014-04-21). Tshiluba Language Structures (Report). ScholarWorks - Boise State University Scholarship and Research. http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1049&context=as_14. Retrieved 2017-02-02.