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'''Zulu''' is the language of the Zulu people, the majority of them living in [[South Africa]].
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'''Bold text''''''Zulu''' is the language of the Zulu people, the majority of them living in [[South Africa]].
  
 
==Pronunciation guide==
 
==Pronunciation guide==
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===Numbers===
 
===Numbers===
  
zero- iqanda (q is click, put your tongue on the bottom of your jaw)
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zero- '''Bold text'''iqanda (q is click, put your tongue on the bottom of your jaw)
one- kunye
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one- '''Bold text'''kunye
two- kubili
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two- '''Bold text'''kubili
three- kuthathu
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three- '''Bold text'''kuthathu
four- kune
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four- '''Bold text'''kune
five- isihlanu
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five- '''Bold text'''isihlanu
six- isithupha
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six- '''Bold text'''isithupha
seven-isikhombisa
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seven-'''Bold text'''isikhombisa
eight- isishiyagalombili
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eight- '''Bold text'''isishiyagalombili
nine- isishiyagalolunye
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nine- '''Bold text'''isishiyagalolunye
ten- ishumi
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ten- '''Bold text'''ishumi
eleven- ishumi nanye
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eleven- '''Bold text'''ishumi nanye
twelve- ishumi nambili
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twelve-'''Bold text''' ishumi nambili
thirteen-ishumi nantathu
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thirteen-'''Bold text'''ishumi nantathu
fourteen- ishumi nane
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fourteen- '''Bold text'''ishumi nane
fifteen- ishumi nesihlanu
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fifteen- '''Bold text'''ishumi nesihlanu
sixteen- ishumi nesithupha
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sixteen-'''Bold text''' ishumi nesithupha
seventeen- ishumi nesikhombisa
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seventeen- '''Bold text'''ishumi nesikhombisa
eighteen- ishumi nesishiyagalombili
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eighteen- '''Bold text'''ishumi nesishiyagalombili
nineteen- ishumi nesishiyagalolunye
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nineteen- '''Bold text'''ishumi nesishiyagalolunye
twenty- amashumi amabili  
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twenty- '''Bold text'''amashumi amabili  
twenty-one amashumi amabili nanye
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twenty-one '''Bold text'''amashumi amabili nanye
twenty-two amashumi amabili nambili  
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twenty-two'''Bold text''' amashumi amabili nambili  
twenty-three amashumi amabili nantathu
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twenty-three '''Bold text'''amashumi amabili nantathu
twenty-four amashumi amabili nane
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twenty-four '''Bold text'''amashumi amabili nane
twenty-five- amashumi amabili nesihlanu
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twenty-five- '''Bold text'''amashumi amabili nesihlanu
twenty-six amashumi amabili nesithupha
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twenty-six '''Bold text'''amashumi amabili nesithupha
twenty-seven- amashumi amabili nesikhombisa
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twenty-seven- '''Bold text'''amashumi amabili nesikhombisa
twenty-eight amashumi amabili nesishiyagalombili  
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twenty-eight '''Bold text'''amashumi amabili nesishiyagalombili  
twenty-nine- amashumi amabili nesishiyagalolunye
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twenty-nine- '''Bold text'''amashumi amabili nesishiyagalolunye
thirty- amashumi amathathu
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thirty-'''Bold text''' amashumi amathathu
forty- amashumi amane
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forty- '''Bold text'''amashumi amane
fifty- amashumi amahlanu
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fifty- '''Bold text'''amashumi amahlanu
sixty- amashumi ayisithupha
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sixty- '''Bold text'''amashumi ayisithupha
seventy- amashumi ayisikhombisa
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seventy- '''Bold text'''amashumi ayisikhombisa
eighty- amashumi ayisishiyagalombili
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eighty- '''Bold text'''amashumi ayisishiyagalombili
ninety- amashumi ayisishiyagalolunye  
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ninety- '''Bold text'''amashumi ayisishiyagalolunye  
hundred- ikhulu  
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hundred- '''Bold text'''ikhulu  
hundred and one- ikhulu nanye
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hundred and one- '''Bold text'''ikhulu nanye
hundred and two ikhulu nambili  
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hundred and two'''Bold text''' ikhulu nambili  
two hundred- amakhulu amabili  
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two hundred- '''Bold text'''amakhulu amabili  
three hundred- amakhulu amathathu
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three hundred- '''Bold text'''amakhulu amathathu
 
four hundred- amakhulu amane
 
four hundred- amakhulu amane
five hundred- amakhulu amahlanu
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five hundred- '''Bold text'''amakhulu amahlanu
six hundred- amakhulu ayisithupha  
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six hundred- '''Bold text'''amakhulu ayisithupha  
seven hundred- amakhulu ayisikhombisa
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seven hundred- '''Bold text'''amakhulu ayisikhombisa
eight hundred- amakhulu ayisishiyagalombili
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eight hundred- '''Bold text'''amakhulu ayisishiyagalombili
nine hundred- amakhulu ayisishiyagalolunye  
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nine hundred- '''Bold text'''amakhulu ayisishiyagalolunye  
thousand- inkulungwane  
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thousand- '''Bold text'''inkulungwane  
two thousand- izinkulungwane ezimbili  
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two thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane ezimbili  
three thousand- izinkulungwane ezintathu
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three thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane ezintathu
four thousand- izinkulungwane ezine
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four thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane ezine
five thousand- izinkulungwane ezinhlanu  
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five thousand-'''Bold text''''''Bold text''' izinkulungwane ezinhlanu  
six thousand- izinkulungwane eziyisithupha
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six thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziyisithupha
seven thousand- izinkulungwane eziyisikhombisa
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seven thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziyisikhombisa
eight thousand- izinkulungwane eziyisishiyagalombili
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eight thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziyisishiyagalombili
nine thousand- izinkulungwane eziyisishiyagalolunye  
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nine thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziyisishiyagalolunye  
ten thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi  
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ten thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziyishumi  
eleven thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezinanye
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eleven thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezinanye
twelve thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezimbili  
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twelve thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezimbili  
thirteen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezintathu
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thirteen thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezintathu
fourteen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezine
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fourteen thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezine
fifteen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezinhlanu
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fi'''Bold text'''fteen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezinhlanu
sixteen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisithupha
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sixteen thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisithupha
seventeen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisikhombisa
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seventeen thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisikhombisa
eighteen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisishiyagalombili
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eighteen thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisishiyagalombili
nineteen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisishiyagalolunye
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nineteen thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisishiyagalolunye
twenty thousand- izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamabili  
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twenty thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamabili  
thirty thousand- izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamathathu
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thirty thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamathathu
forty thousand- izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamane
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forty thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamane
fifty thousand- izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamahlanu
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fifty thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamahlanu
sixty thousand- izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamathupha  
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sixty thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamathupha  
seventy thousand- izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamakhombisa
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seventy thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamakhombisa
eighty thousand- izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamaisishiyagalombili  
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eighty thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamaisishiyagalombili  
ninety thousand- izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamaisishiyagalolunye
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ninety thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamaisishiyagalolunye
hundred thousand- izinkulungwane eziyikhulu  
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hundred thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziyikhulu  
two hundred thousand- izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamabili  
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two hundred thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamabili  
three hundred thousand- izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamathathu
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three hundred thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamathathu
four hundred thousand- izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamane
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four hundred thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamane
five hundred thousand- izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamahlanu
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five hundred thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamahlanu
six hundred thousand- izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamathupha
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six hundred thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamathupha
seven hundred thousand- izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamakhombisa
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seven hundred thousand- '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamakhombisa
eight hundred thousand izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamaisishiyagalombili
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eight hundred thousand '''Bold text'''izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamaisishiyagalombili
nine hundred thousand- izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamaisishiyagalolunye
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nine hundred thousand-'''Bold text''' izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamaisishiyagalolunye
million- isigidi
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'''million- isigidi'''
  
  

Revision as of 17:52, 27 March 2008

'Bold text'Zulu is the language of the Zulu people, the majority of them living in South Africa.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Sawubona

"Hello" to one person

Sanibonani

"Hello" to a group of people

Unjani?

"How are you?" (singular 'you')

Ninjani?

"How are you?" (plural 'you')

Ungubani igama lakho?

"What's your name?"

Igama lami ngingu_____

"My name is _____"

Ungangisiza?

"Can you help me?"

Yimalini?

"How much (does it cost)?"

Isikhathisini?

"What's the time?"

Uphumaphi?

"Where are you from?"

Uyasikhuluma isiNgisi?

"Do you speak English?"

Ngiyabonga

"Thank you"

Sala kahle / Hamba kahle

"Stay well / Go well" (used as 'goodbye')

Problems

Police Amapoyisa

Where is the Police Station?

Ikuphi iPolice Station?

I will call the Police.

Ngizobiza amaPoyisa

Numbers

zero- Bold textiqanda (q is click, put your tongue on the bottom of your jaw) one- Bold textkunye two- Bold textkubili three- Bold textkuthathu four- Bold textkune five- Bold textisihlanu six- Bold textisithupha seven-Bold textisikhombisa eight- Bold textisishiyagalombili nine- Bold textisishiyagalolunye ten- Bold textishumi eleven- Bold textishumi nanye twelve-Bold text ishumi nambili thirteen-Bold textishumi nantathu fourteen- Bold textishumi nane fifteen- Bold textishumi nesihlanu sixteen-Bold text ishumi nesithupha seventeen- Bold textishumi nesikhombisa eighteen- Bold textishumi nesishiyagalombili nineteen- Bold textishumi nesishiyagalolunye twenty- Bold textamashumi amabili twenty-one Bold textamashumi amabili nanye twenty-twoBold text amashumi amabili nambili twenty-three Bold textamashumi amabili nantathu twenty-four Bold textamashumi amabili nane twenty-five- Bold textamashumi amabili nesihlanu twenty-six Bold textamashumi amabili nesithupha twenty-seven- Bold textamashumi amabili nesikhombisa twenty-eight Bold textamashumi amabili nesishiyagalombili twenty-nine- Bold textamashumi amabili nesishiyagalolunye thirty-Bold text amashumi amathathu forty- Bold textamashumi amane fifty- Bold textamashumi amahlanu sixty- Bold textamashumi ayisithupha seventy- Bold textamashumi ayisikhombisa eighty- Bold textamashumi ayisishiyagalombili ninety- Bold textamashumi ayisishiyagalolunye hundred- Bold textikhulu hundred and one- Bold textikhulu nanye hundred and twoBold text ikhulu nambili two hundred- Bold textamakhulu amabili three hundred- Bold textamakhulu amathathu four hundred- amakhulu amane five hundred- Bold textamakhulu amahlanu six hundred- Bold textamakhulu ayisithupha seven hundred- Bold textamakhulu ayisikhombisa eight hundred- Bold textamakhulu ayisishiyagalombili nine hundred- Bold textamakhulu ayisishiyagalolunye thousand- Bold textinkulungwane two thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane ezimbili three thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane ezintathu four thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane ezine five thousand-'Bold text'Bold text izinkulungwane ezinhlanu six thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyisithupha seven thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyisikhombisa eight thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyisishiyagalombili nine thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyisishiyagalolunye ten thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi eleven thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezinanye twelve thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezimbili thirteen thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyishumi ezintathu fourteen thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezine fiBold textfteen thousand- izinkulungwane eziyishumi ezinhlanu sixteen thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisithupha seventeen thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisikhombisa eighteen thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisishiyagalombili nineteen thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziyishumi eziyisishiyagalolunye twenty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamabili thirty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamathathu forty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamane fifty thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamahlanu sixty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamathupha seventy thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamakhombisa eighty thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamaisishiyagalombili ninety thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamashumi eziamaisishiyagalolunye hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziyikhulu two hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamabili three hundred thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamathathu four hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamane five hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamahlanu six hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamathupha seven hundred thousand- Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamakhombisa eight hundred thousand Bold textizinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamaisishiyagalombili nine hundred thousand-Bold text izinkulungwane eziamakhulu eziamaisishiyagalolunye million- isigidi


Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Blue - luhlaza okwesibhakabhaka orange- i-orenji purple- iPhephuli green- luhlaza gray- mpunga brown-nsundu black- mnyama white- mhlophe

Transportation

car- imoto(amamoto, plural) bus- ibhasi(amabhasi) ship-umkhumbhi, (imikhumbhi) plane- indiza/ibhanoyi(izindiza, amabhanoyi) motorcycle- ithukathuka(amathukathuka) train- isitimela(izitimela)

Bus and train

   (ibhasi)  (isitimela) 

Directions

====Taxi====(itexsi)

===Lodging===(ihhotela)

===Money===iMali

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

iphoyisa (amaphoyisa) police


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