IsiNdebele

IsiNdebele is one of the official languages of Zimbabwe. It is also called:

  • Northern Ndebele,
  • Ndebele,
  • Zimbabwean Ndebele, and
  • (formerly known) as Matabele.
Matabele is derived from the Sesotho expression thebetelele derived from two words “thebe” meaning shield and “telele” meaning tall. IsiNdebele belongs to the Nguni group of Bantu languages and AmaNdebele is the term used to refer to Ndebele people. Another term for the Ndebele Kingdom is "Mthwakazi" and the people are referred to as "uMthwakazi" or "oMthwakazi"

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The foundations of IsiNdebele are built on Vowels & Consonants. In IsiNdebele, Vowels are called Onkamisa and Consonants are called Ongwaqa. Is...
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The foundations of IsiNdebele are built on Vowels & Consonants. In IsiNdebele, vowels are called Onkamisa and Consonants are called Ongwaqa. Is...
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IsiNdebele communicates respect through words.    In this course, you will: Learn different words that communicate good manners Complete vario...
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Greetings are conversation starters and they are very important in the IsiNdebele language and culture. There are formal and informal greetings. &n...
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Ukudla is the IsiNdebele word for food. There are many types of foods that people in Zimbabwe eat.    In this course, you will: Learn about di...
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Ukudla is the IsiNdebele word for food. Garden plants are a group of foods eaten in Zimbabwe that can be grown in one’s home garden.    ...
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Ukudla is the isiNdebele word for food. Fruits are a type of food eaten in Zimbabwe and they are called Izithelo.    In this course, you will:...
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Animals are called inyamazana. Many households have domestic animals nearby whether they are in urban or rural areas. In this lesson you will learn...
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Animals are called inyamazana. Wild animals are called Inyamazana zeganga.  In this lesson you will learn the different types of wild animals  ...
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Imuli means Family in IsiNdebele. The family consists of multiple members that form a supportive community.    In this course, you will: Learn...
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Umzimba is the IsiNdebele word for the body.    In this course, you will: Learn body parts Complete various activities Learn how to pronounce ...
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Amalanga eviki means days of the week in IsiNdebele. In this section, you will learn about the days of the week   In this course, you will: Le...
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