A large proportion of South African folk are able to speak Ndebele. It is known as a beautiful language, melodic on the ear. It is a Bantu language that is spoken by Ndebele South Africans (who are also sometimes referred to as the amaNdebele).
Also question is, is Ndebele an official SA language?
At least thirty-five languages indigenous to South Africa are spoken in the Republic, ten of which are official languages of South Africa: Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans.
Secondly, how do you greet in Ndebele language? A collection of useful phrases in Southern Ndebele, a Bantu language spoken by in South Africa.
Useful phrases in Southern Ndebele.
|Phrase||isiNdebele (Southern Ndebele)|
|Welcome||Siyalemukela (sg) Ngiyak’wamukela (pl)|
|Hello (General greeting)||Lotjhani Sawubona (sg) Salibonani (pl) Yebo (reply)|
Hereof, is Ndebele and Zulu the same?
Northern Ndebele is related to the Zulu language, spoken in South Africa. Northern Ndebele and Southern Ndebele (or Transvaal Ndebele), which is spoken in South Africa, are separate but related languages with some degree of mutual intelligibility, although the former is more closely related to Zulu.
Where did the Ndebele originate from?