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Learn Zulu

Zulu is one of many Bantu languages that cover a huge geographical area of sub Saharan Africa. They come from an oral tradition and uTalk has the widest range of them to learn in the market. Nouns are classified differently, for example according to whether they're an animal, plant, or human and this can change the way a sentence works. But don't worry it’s easy to pronounce and you’ll soon get the hang of it.§

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Where Is It Spoken?

South Africa

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Number Of Speakers

16,000,000

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Bantu

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Fun facts about Zulu

Zulu’s Latin alphabet was developed by Christian missionaries in the 19th century. Click sounds are represented by the letters c, q and x.

Nouns in the language are classified differently according to whether they're an animal, plant or human and this can change the way a sentence works.

The Zulu proverb 'ingwe idla ngamabala' - literally, 'a leopard eats by means of its spots' - means that everyone survives using his or her own specific talents.

'Sawubona' is a common Zulu greeting and literally means 'we see you'

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