Ndebele

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A language of South Africa

Alternate Names
Isikhethu, Ndzundza, Nrebele, Southern Ndebele, Transvaal Ndebele
Autonym
IsiNdebele
Population

2,490,000, all users. L1 users: 1,090,000 (2011 census). L2 users: 1,400,000 (Webb 2002).

Location

Mpumalanga and Gauteng (Nkangala district) provinces: northeast of Pretoria.

Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Mpumalunga province (1996, Constitution, Article 6(3a)).

Language Development
Grammar. Bible: 2013.
Writing

Braille script [Brai]. Latin script [Latn], primary usage.

Other Comments

Different from Ndebele [nde] of Zimbabwe.

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