Zulu

Facts

  • Language: Zulu
  • Alternate names: Isizulu, Zunda
  • Language code: zul
  • Language family: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Nguni (S.40)
  • Number of speakers: 9563422
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

The language of the Zulu people is Zulu or isiZulu, a Bantu language; more specifically, part of the Nguni subgroup. Zulu is the most widely spoken language in South Africa, with more than half of the South African population able to understand it. Many Zulu people also speak English, Portuguese, Shangaan?, Sesotho? and others from among South Africa's 11 official languages.

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