Zulu Language

Mila speaks Zulu. How do you say hello in Zulu?

Hi! My name is Mila. I am going to teach you a bit of my Zulu culture language. ‘Sawubona’, which means ‘Hello’. ‘Unjani’, which means ‘How are you?’. ‘Ngiyaphila’, which means ‘I am fine’. ‘Igama lami ngingu…’, that means ‘My name is…’. ‘Thank you’, which means ‘Ngiyabonga’. ‘Bye’, which means ‘usale kahle’. Cool, I’ll see you when you come in to South Africa and I will teach you more Zulu. Bye!

In 1994 Zulu became one of South Africa’s 11 official languages. It is written using the latin alphabet. It is estimated that over 50% of the population can understand it.

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