8,150,000 in South Africa (2011 census). Population total all countries: 8,177,300. L2 users: 11,000,000 in South Africa.
Eastern Cape province: east of Middelburg and Port Elizabeth; Northern Cape province: southeast Pixley ka Seme municipality; KwaZulu-Natal province: Ugu and Sisonke municipalities; Free State: border area, west of Lesotho.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1996, Constitution, Article 6(1)).
Bomwana, Gaika, Gcaleka, Mpondo (Pondo), Mpondomise, Ndlambe, Thembu, Xesibe. 15% of the vocabulary estimated to be of Khoekhoe (Khoisan) origin.
Cauzuh is an obsolete name. Somewhat acculturated. Christian, traditional religion.