Ndebele (Northern)

Ndebele (Northern) translation services


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2 million

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Official language

Also spoken

Zimbabwe, Botswana

Interesting Fact

Spoken in Zimbabwe, northern Ndebele includes the useful word sasamudilo, which refers to a drink of beer the morning after a night of overindulgence.


Northern Ndebele is a Bantu language together with other African languages such as Zulu, Kinyarwanda, Swahili and Lingala to name but a few.

There are two languages referred to as Ndebele: Northern Ndebele, spoken in Zimbabwe, and Southern Ndebele, spoken in South Africa. Northern Ndebele is essentially a dialect of Zulu, while Southern Ndebele is in a different subgroup.

Northern and Southern Ndebele are however mutually intelligible.

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