Sumayela Ndebele language

Sumayela Ndebele, Northern Transvaal Ndebele or siNdebele is a Bantu language of South Africa. It is spoken northeast of Southern Ndebele.[2][3][4]

Sumayela sNdebele
SiNdebele sa seNyakatho
Northern Transvaal Ndebele
Native toSouth Africa
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)


  1. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
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Ndebele language

There are at least three languages commonly called Ndebele:

Northern Ndebele language, also called Zimbabwean Ndebele, a Nguni language spoken in Zimbabwe

Southern Ndebele language, also called Transvaal Ndebele, a Nguni language spoken in South Africa

Sumayela Ndebele language, also called Northern Transvaal Ndebele, spoken to the northeast of Southern Ndebele; unlike the other two, it is not a Nguni language, but it closer to siSwati.

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