Guest author: Roberta Eaton ~ Beliefs and myths of southern Africa IV: The Zulu

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Roberta Eaton, aka Robbie Cheadle, shares the third of her posts on the beliefs and myths of her home. Other posts in the series can be found by cicking here: Part One, Part TwoPart Three

Beliefs and myths of southern Africa – The Zulu

The Zulu-speaking people of southern Africa are descended from the Nguni clan. The Nguni can be divided into four distinct groups: the Northern and Central Nguni (Zulu-speaking), the Southern Nguni (Xhosa-speaking), the Swazi people from Swaziland and the adjacent areas and the Ndebele people of the Northern Province and Mpumalanga.

The Zulu language is part of the Nguni language groups. There are several variations of Zulu spoken in southern Africa. The word Zulu means Sky and is said to be the name of the ancestor who founded the Zulu royal line in approximately 1670.

isiZulu is South Africa’s most widely spoken official…

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