Ndebele (Southern)

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2 million

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Official language

Also spoken

South Africa

Interesting Fact

In southern Ndebele, spoken in South Africa, there are a number of names for children based on the circumstances of their births, such as U-Thokozile, a girl’s name meaning “we are happy to have a child".


Southern 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 and Southern Ndebele are however mutually intelligible.

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