Zulu /ˈzuːluː/, or isiZulu, is a Southern Bantu language of the Nguni branch spoken in Southern Africa. It is the language of the Zulu people, with about 12 million native speakers, who primarily inhabit the province of KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa.
Zulu ( isiZulu ) is a southern Bantoid language spoken in the KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa (formerly called Zululand ). The Zulu people are thought to have migrated to this area along the east coast of Africa and through central Africa before the 16th century.
If your destination is Zimbabwe or South Africa, take into account that Zulu is the most widely spoken and understood language. If you’re traveling to East Africa, familiarize yourself with Swahili, a language that’s a blend of Arabic and Bantu.
Xhosa is, to some extent, mutually intelligible with Zulu and Northern Ndebele, and other Nguni languages to a lesser extent. Nguni languages are, in turn, part of the much larger group of Bantu languages.
Most Khoisan languages use four clicking sounds; the Southern languages use a fifth, the “kiss” click, as well. Gciriku and Yei, which are Bantu languages of Botswana and Namibia, have incorporated the four- click Khoisan system, but Zulu and Xhosa (also Bantu languages ) have incorporated only three clicks.
The isiZulu language, although not overly difficult to learn, has a complex linguistic make up. Henning however comforts his students by telling them that it takes at least a year before one is comfortably conversational in Zulu.
Unkulunkulu is the highest god and is the creator of humanity. Unkulunkulu (“the greatest one”) was created in Uhlanga, a huge swamp of reeds, before he came to Earth.
Zulu people (/zuːluː/; Zulu: amaZulu) are an Nguni ethnic group in Southern Africa. Today the Zulu people predominantly believe in Christianity, but have created a syncretic religion that is combined with the Zulu’s prior belief systems.
There has been a loss of many of the old Zulu ‘A’ words or respect (hlonipha) words. This does not mean that Zulu is dying but it is, in fact, a living adapting language because in place of the older vocabulary it is incorporating words from English and modern technology to make it more practical and useable.
The word Zulu means “Sky” and according to oral history, Zulu was the name of the ancestor who founded the Zulu royal line in about 1670. The largest rural concentration of Zulu people is in Kwa- Zulu Natal. IsiZulu is South Africa’s most widely spoken official language.
Greetings Hello! (to one person) Sawubona! Hello! (to more than one person) Sanibonani!
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Xhosa, formerly spelled Xosa, a group of mostly related peoples living primarily in Eastern Cape province, South Africa. They form part of the southern Nguni and speak mutually intelligible dialects of Xhosa, a Bantu language of the Niger-Congo family.