Southern Ndebele

The Southern Ndebele language is an African language that belongs to the Nguni group of Bantu languages. It is spoken by the Ndebele people of South Africa. There are two variations of the language in South Africa: the Northern Transvaal Ndebele or Nrebele, and the Southern Transvaal Ndebele. What should also be underscored is the fact that the Southern Ndebele language is different from Ndebele of Zimbabwe.

Map of  Southern Ndebele language speakers.
Map of Southern Ndebele language speakers.

Basic stats

First language : 0,6 million

Second language : 1,4 million

Main Country: South Africa

Alternate names: Nrebele, Ndzundza, Transvaal Ndebele

ISO 639-3 Code: nbl

Language Sample

1.Umhlaba wonke wawulolimi lunye lokukhuluma okufananayo.

2.Kwathi abantu belokhu betshudukela empumalanga, bafumana indawo evulekileyo eShinari basebesakha khona.

(The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-2)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Ndebele (Southern):

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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