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

Revision as of 20:39, 6 September 2008

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

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Monday- uMsombuluko Tuesday- uLwesibili Wednesday- uLwesithathu Thursday- uLwesine Friday- uLwesihlanu Saturday- uMgqibelo Sunday- iSonto

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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