Languages of South Africa
There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. Fewer than two percent of South Africans speak a...
Languages of South Africa - Wikipedia
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Low Franconian languages
Low Franconian, Low Frankish, sometimes equated with Istvaeonic, is a group of several West Germanic languages spoken in the Netherlands, northern Belgium (Flanders), in the northern department of Fra...
Low Franconian languages - Wikipedia
Nguni languages
The Nguni languages are a group of Bantu languages spoken in southern Africa by the Nguni people. Nguni languages include Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Hlubi, Phuthi and Ndebele (both Southern Transvaal Ndebele...
Sotho language
The Sotho /ˈsuːtuː/ language, also known as Sesotho, Southern Sotho, or Southern Sesotho, is a Bantu language spoken primarily in South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages, and in Les...
Sotho language - Wikipedia
South African English
South African English (SAfrE, SAfrEng, SAE, en-ZA) is the dialect of English spoken by South Africans, with the first language English varieties spoken by Zimbabweans, Zambians, Swazilanders and Namib...
Korana language
Korana /kɒˈrɑːnə/, or ǃOra /ˈkɔərə/ (!Gora), is a moribund Khoe language of South Africa. An ethnic population of 10,000 live in South Africa and perhaps Botswana, with perhaps half a dozen elderly sp...
Tsonga language
The Tsonga language (Xitsonga) is a southern African Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people. It is mutually intelligible with Tswa and Ronga, and the name "Tsonga" is often used as a cover term fo...
Indaba
An indaba is an important conference held by the izinDuna (principal men) of the Zulu or Xhosa peoples of South Africa. (Such meetings are also practiced by the Swazi, who refer to them using the clo...
Sotho grammar
This article presents a brief overview of the grammar of the Sotho language and provides links to more detailed articles.
The Sotho language may be described in several ways depending on the aspec...
Sotho grammar - Wikipedia
Seroa dialect
Vaal–Orange, also known as Seroa, is an extinct ǃKwi language of South Africa and Lesotho. It comprised the ǂUngkue dialect (also rendered ǂKunkwe) of the Warrenton area, recorded by Carl Meinhof, an...
Impi
Impi is a Zulu word for any armed body of men. However, in English it is often used to refer to a Zulu regiment, which is called an ibutho in Zulu. Its beginnings lie far back in historic tribal warfa...
Impi - Wikipedia
Sotho calendar
The Sotho language (Sesotho) has traditional names for the months of the familiar Gregorian calendar. The names reflect a deep connection that the Sotho people (Basotho) traditionally have with the na...
Vowel height
In phonetics, a vowel is a sound in spoken language, such as an English ah! /ɑː/ or oh! /oʊ/, pronounced with an open vocal tract so that there is no build-up of air pressure at any point above the gl...
Vowel height - Wikipedia
Fanagalo
Fanagalo is a pidgin (simplified language) based primarily on Zulu, with English and a small Afrikaans input. It is used as a lingua franca, mainly in the gold, diamond, coal and copper mining industr...
Afrikaans (Northern Cape dialect)
Afrikaans (/ˌaːfrɨˈkɑːnᵗs/ or /-ˈkɑːnz/) is one of the official languages of South Africa. It is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia, and to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe...
Afrikaans (Northern Cape dialect) - Wikipedia
Venda language
Venda, also known as Tshivenḓa or Luvenḓa, is a Bantu language and an official language of South Africa. The majority of Venda speakers live in the northern part of South Africa's Limpopo Province, bu...
Zulu language
Zulu or isiZulu is the language of the Zulu people with about 10 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa. Zulu is the most widely spoken home language in South Afri...
Zulu English
Zulu English is a variety of the English language spoken almost exclusively in South Africa among native speakers of Zulu. This variety is heavily influenced by the phonology and lexicon of the Zulu l...
Lozi language
Lozi, also known as siLozi and Rozi, is a Bantu language of the Niger–Congo language family within the Sotho languages branch of Zone S (S.30), that is spoken by the Lozi people, primarily in southwes...
Shona language
Shona /ˈʃoʊnə/, or chiShona, is a Bantu language, native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe the term is also used to identify peoples who speak one of the Shona language dialects: Zezuru, Karanga, Manyik...
Gǁana language
Gǁana (pronounced /ˈɡɑːnə/ in English, and also spelled ǁGana, Gxana, Dxana, Xgana) is a Khoe dialect cluster of Botswana. It is closely related to Naro, and includes the well-known dialect Gǀwi, whi...
Swazi language
The Swazi or Swati language (Swazi: siSwati [siswatʼi]) is a Bantu language of the Nguni group spoken in Swaziland and South Africa by the Swazi people. The number of speakers is estimated to be in th...
List of South African English regionalisms
This is a list of words used in mainstream South African English but not usually found in other dialects of the English language. For internationally common English words of South African origin, see ...
List of South African English regionalisms - Wikipedia