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Where does the Nguni Tribe come from?

The Nguni is a general name for the Bantu speaking tribes in South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The Nguni are broadly classified into 3, the 

-Northern Nguni – Zulu, Swazi

The Swazis were originally in KaNgwane.

-Southern Nguni – Xhosa, Thembu, Bomvana, Mpondo, Mfengu

Xhosa people are predominantly in the Eastern Cape.

-Ndebele – The Ndebele are predominantly in the Northern Province of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Most Ndebele people can can trace their origin to KwaZulu Natal



What are Nguni Languages?

isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu and siSwati are the main Nguni languages. Nguni languages contain the characteristic “click” sounds.

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