Southern Bantu languages
The Southern Bantu languages are a large group of Bantu languages, largely validated in Janson (1991/92). They are nearly synonymous with Guthrie's Bantu zone S, apart from the exclusion of Shona and ...
Makua languages
The Makua or Makhuwa languages are a branch of Bantu languages spoken primarily in Mozambique.
The name Makua (Macua), more precisely Makhuwa, is used on three levels. Some sources distinguish the...
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-Tswana languages
The Sotho-Tswana languages are a group of closely related Southern Bantu languages spoken in Southern Africa that include:The Sotho-Tswana group corresponds to the S.30 label in Guthrie's (1967–1971) ...
Sotho-Tswana languages - Wikipedia
Tswa-Ronga languages
The Southern Bantu languages are a large group of Bantu languages, largely validated in Janson (1991/92). They are nearly synonymous with Guthrie's Bantu zone S, apart from the exclusion of Shona and ...
Kgalagadi language
Kgalagadi (Kalahari) is one of the Bantu languages spoken in Botswana, along the South African border and in Namibia. It is spoken by about 40,000 people. In the language, it is known as Shekgalagari,...
Ronga language
Ronga (XiRonga; sometimes ShiRonga or GiRonga) is a south-eastern Bantu language in the Tswa–Ronga family spoken just south of Maputo in Mozambique. It extends a little into South Africa. It has abou...
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...
Koti language
The Koti language, or Ekoti (pronounced [ekot̪i]), is a Bantu language spoken in Mozambique by about 64,200 people, the Koti people (Akoti). Koti is spoken on Koti Island and is also the major languag...
Lomwe language
The Lomwe (Lowe) language, Elomwe, also known as Western Makua, is the fourth-largest language in Mozambique. It belongs with Makua in the group of distinctive Bantu languages in the northern part of ...
Tswana language
Tswana or Setswana is a language spoken in Southern Africa by about 6.1 million people. It is a Bantu language belonging to the Niger–Congo language family within the Sotho languages branch of Zone S ...
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...
Hlubi language
Hlubi is a minor Bantu language of South Africa, traditionally considered a dialect of Swazi. It is spoken in South Africa, near where the Xhosa, Sotho, and Phuthi languages meet at the Orange River a...
Phuthi language
Phuthi (Síphùthì) is a Nguni Bantu language spoken in southern Lesotho and areas in South Africa adjacent to the same border. The closest substantial living relative of Phuthi is Swati (or Siswati), s...
Chuwabu language
Chuwabo (Echuwabo), also spelled Cuabo and Txuwabo, is a Bantu language spoken along the central coast of Mozambique.Maindo, though customarily considered a separate language, is close enough to be a ...
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...
Northern Sotho language
Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa, also known by the name of its standardized dialect Sepedi) is a Bantu language spoken primarily in South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages. Accordi...
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...
Chopi language
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.
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...
Tswa language
Tswa (Xitswa) is a South-Eastern Bantu language in Southern Mozambique. Its closest relatives are Ronga and Tsonga, the three forming the Tswa–Ronga family of languages.Tswa is mainly spoken in the ru...
Northern Ndebele language
The Northern Ndebele language, isiNdebele, Sindebele, or Ndebele is an African language belonging to the Nguni group of Bantu languages, and spoken by the Ndebele or Matabele people of Zimbabwe.isiNd...
Northern Ndebele language - Wikipedia
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
Southern Ndebele language
The Southern Ndebele language (isiNdebele or Nrebele in Southern Ndebele) is an African language belonging to the Nguni group of Bantu languages, and spoken by the amaNdebele (the Ndebele people of So...
Tonga language (Mozambique)
Tonga (Gitonga) is a Bantu language spoken along the southern coast of Mozambique. Often thought to be closest to Chopi to its south, the two languages have only a 44% lexical similarity.