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Zulu Language

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Zulu speaking countries. Zulu Countries </>
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Countries where Zulu is an official language. Countries
South Africa
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Total count of countries where Zulu is official language. Total No. Of Countries
1
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14
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Countries where Zulu is a native language. National Language
South Africa
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Countries where Zulu language is spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
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Continent wise Zulu speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Africa
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Countries where small group of people speak Zulu language. Minority Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
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Organization that administrates and maintains the Zulu language. Regulated By
Pan South African Language Board
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Interesting facts about Zulu language. Interesting Facts
  • The meaning of word "Zulu" means "Sky"and Zulu was the name of the ancestor who founded the Zulu royal line in about 1670.
  • Zulu language has many loanwords borrowed from Afrikaans and English Languages.
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The language to which Zulu is similar. Similar To
Xhosa Language
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The language through which Zulu is derived from. Derived From
Not Available
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Set of letters used in Zulu language. Zulu Alphabets </>
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Image of Zulu alphabets. Alphabets in Zulu
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Total number of letters used in Languages language. Alphabets
57
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34
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Zulu phonology is the study of sounds in Zulu language. Zulu Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
7
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5
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
50
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35
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Writing system used by Zulu language. Zulu Scripts
Latin
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The direction in which Zulu language is written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. Zulu Writing Direction
Not Available
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Is Zulu hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in Languages language to become proficient. Zulu Language Levels
3
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2
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Time required to learn Languages language. Time Taken to Learn
44 weeks
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10
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Basic useful phrases in Zulu Language. Zulu Greetings </>
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HELLO in Zulu. Hello
Sawubona
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THANK YOU in Zulu. Thank You
Ngiyabonga
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HOW ARE YOU? in Zulu. How Are You?
unjani
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GOOD NIGHT in Zulu. Good Night
okuhle ebusuku
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GOOD EVENING in Zulu. Good Evening
okuhle kusihlwa
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GOOD AFTERNOON in Zulu. Good Afternoon
okuhle ntambama
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GOOD MORNING in Zulu. Good Morning
okuhle ekuseni
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PLEASE in Zulu. Please
Ngiyacela
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SORRY in Zulu. Sorry
Ngiyaxolisa
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BYE in Zulu. Bye
bye
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I LOVE YOU in Zulu. I Love You
Ngiyakuthanda wena
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EXCUSE ME in Zulu. Excuse Me
Uxolo
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. Zulu Dialects </>
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Variety of Zulu language. Dialect 1
Qwabe
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Gabon, South Africa
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Variety of Zulu language. Dialect 2
central KwaZulu-Natal Zulu
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Georgia, South Africa
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Variety of Zulu language. Dialect 3
Ndebele
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
Zimbabwe
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Total number of dialects used in Languages language. Total No. Of Dialects
4
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5
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Total count of people speaking Zulu language. How Many People Speak Zulu? </>
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Total count of people speaking Languages language in the world. How Many People Speak?
30.00 million
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36
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Total percentage of world population speaking Languages language. Speaking Population
0.16 %
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48
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Total count of people speaking Languages as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
12.00 million
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44
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Number of people speaking Zulu as second language or as non-native language. Second Language Speakers
16.00 million
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16
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Local name of Zulu language in it’s own script. Native Name
isiZulu
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Alias or other names of Zulu Language. Alternative Names
Isizulu, Zunda
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Name of Zulu in French Language. French Name
zoulou
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Name of Zulu in German Language. German Name
Zulu-Sprache
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
Not Available
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
Zulu people
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History of Zulu language. Zulu History </>
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Evolution period of Zulu language. Origin
19
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Niger-Congo Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
Benue-Congo
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
Beatu
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of Zulu language in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
urban Zulu
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
Deep Zulu
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Rank of Zulu language based on total number of native speakers. Zulu Language Position
87
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58
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
Not Available
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Scope of Zulu language Scope
Individual
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Zulu language code. Zulu Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Zulu language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
zu
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Zulu language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of Zulu language. ISO 639 2/T
zul
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of Zulu language. ISO 639 2/B
zul
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Zulu language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
zul
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of Zulu language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
zulu1248
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of Zulu language. Linguasphere
99-AUT-fg
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Types of Zulu Language. Types of Language
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Type of Zulu language. Language Type
Living
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Zulu Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
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Zulu Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
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Origin of Zulu language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Zulu language is one of the Most Difficult Languages. The origin of Zulu language states that it was put to use in 19. The history of Zulu language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Zulu Language History. The evolution of Zulu language began with early forms such as urban Zulu. Deep Zulu is the standard form of Zulu language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Zulu Language.

Zulu population

Zulu population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Zulu language. Zulu language is spoken by 30.00 million people in the world. Most of the Zulu population lies in the Zulu Speaking Countries. Zulu language is spoken as first language by 12.00 million people and as second language by about 16.00 million people. Get to know Zulu speaking population in detail.

Zulu writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Zulu writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Zulu language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by Zulu language. Learn more about . 

Information about Zulu language

Check out all the information about Zulu language here. You may find it interesting to learn Zulu Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Zulu Speaking Countries, Zulu speaking continents and Zulu Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Zulu countries knowing common Zulu Greetings will help you in communicating with Zulu people.