Chopi language

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This article is about a Bantu language. For an ethnic group, see Chopi people. For an aromatic plant, see Zanthoxylum piperitum.
Not to be confused with Chopi language (Sudanic).
Native to Mozambique
Native speakers
760,000 (2006)[1]
  • Lenge
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cce
Glottolog chop1243[2]
Linguasphere 99-AUT-cc
incl. varieties

Chopi, also spelled Copi, Tschopi, and Txopi, is a Bantu language spoken along the southern coast of Mozambique.

Maho (2009) lists the possibly extinct Lenge dialect as a distinct language.[3]


  1. ^ Chopi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Chopi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online