IsiNdebele is the beautiful and expressive language of the Matabele/ amaNdebele people of Zimbabwe and is spoken in Southern Africa. It is sometimes called Northern Ndebele/ siNdebele. This blog gives you some simple appreciation of the isiNdebele language. Beginners please read from the bottom post before you read the newest posts at the top. Your comments are welcome for any suggestions or assistance.
IsiNdebele language: Northern Ndebele African language
Salibonani bangane (It is nice to see you/ hello friends). As always, if you are new, please read the siNdebele lessons from the bottom (scroll down) and work up to this, the newest post. As usual, the Ndebele words are in bold where possible and translated in brackets. After you have finished reading the blog posts at the bottom of this page, you can check out the other tabs at the top of the site.
Lesson 2 is out now if you would like to carry on some formal Ndebele lessons. Click on the "Lessons" tab at the top of this page, or click on this button and it will open in a new tab: