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Freelang Zulu-English dictionary

Zulu is a Bantu language (like Swahili) spoken by about 9.5 million people, mostly in South Africa, where Zulu people are the most numerous ethnic group.

Features of this dictionary

Download our free dictionary (for Windows) and browse both the Zulu-English and the English-Zulu lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.


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Word list information

This dictionary was made by Guy T. Gambill. Many thanks also to Renato B. Figueiredo for sending us an update.
Read an interview of Guy Gambill in our magazine and make sure you check his new website: Justice in the context of First Nations

List status: © Guy T. Gambill / Renato B. Figueiredo

Zulu > English: 1,047 words
English > Zulu: 1,318 words

Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: March 19, 2004


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1. Read and accept the terms of our copyright notice

2. Click here to download the program (2.41 mb)

3. Click here to download the Zulu word list (344.16 kb)

4. Double click on each file and install in suggested folder.

Learning Zulu on the web

  • - Online dictionary, pronunciation guide (with sound), and grammar quick reference.
  • Overview of the Zulu language - Description of alphabet, pronunciation and grammar.
  • - History and situation of Zulu language.
  • English-Zulu Vocabulary Quizzes - Quizzes on nouns, adjectives, verbs, medical words, etc. It is in fact activities for ESL (English as a Second Language) students, but it can work both ways.
  • Zulu language - Pronunciation of Zulu.