Xhosa

Xhosa (isiXhosa) is a Bantu language spoken by around 15 million people in southern Africa. It is the official language of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Xhosa is a tonal language with 3 click consonants: 'c' for a dental click, 'x' for a lateral click, and 'q' for a post-alveolar click; the word "isiXhosa" contains a lateral click.
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Lesson 6: Tongue Twister | isiXhosa

Lesson 6: Tongue Twister | isiXhosa

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Lesson 5: Numbers 1-10 | isiXhosa

Lesson 4: Apologizing | isiXhosa

Lesson 4: Apologizing | isiXhosa

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Lesson 3: pronunciation of vowels | isiXhosa

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Basics | isiXhosa


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Xhosa-is one of the official languages of South Africa. It is spoken by approximately 7.6 million people, or about 18% of the South African population. Like most Bantu languages, Xhosa is a tonal language, that is, the same sequence of consonants and vowels can have different meanings when said with a rising or falling or high or low intonation. One of the most distinctive features of the language is the prominence of click consonants; the word "Xhosa" begins with a click.

Xhosa-is one of the official languages of South Africa. It is spoken by approximately 7.6 million people, or about 18% of the South African population. Like most Bantu languages, Xhosa is a tonal language, that is, the same sequence of consonants and vowels can have different meanings when said with a rising or falling or high or low intonation. One of the most distinctive features of the language is the prominence of click consonants; the word "Xhosa" begins with a click.

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