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In South Africa, a new push is being made to increase the teaching of indigenous languages, including Zulu, in schools. A new law soon to be introduced will require every school in the country to offer an indigenous language program – the chosen language will be based on the location of the school and the languages historically spoken in that area. There are several driving goals behind the policy move – one, of course, being to bolster and increase use of indigenous [...]
According to a census carried out in 2011, eleven and a half million people use Zulu as their first language; this is twenty percent of South Africa’s general population. The second most predominant language is Xhosa with eight million speakers. The number of people that speak Zulu has declined over the last decade. However, the number of people that communicate in Afrikaans has slightly increased during the same period. There has been a steady increase in the number of [...]
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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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