Offeecial names o Sooth Africae

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There are eleiven offeecial names o Sooth Africae[1], ane in each o its eleiven offeecial leids. The number is surpassed ae bi Indie. These leids include Inglis, Afrikaans, the Nguni leids Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele [disambiguation needit], an Swazi, as well as the Sotho leids, which include Tswana, Sotho an Sotho sa Leboa. The remainin twa leids are Venda an Tsonga.

There are smawer but still significant groups o speakers o Khoi-San leids which are no offeecial leids, but are ane o the aicht un-officially recognised leids. There are even smawer groups o speakers o endangered leids, mony o whilk are frae the Khoi-San faimily, but receive nae offeecial status; housomeivver, some groups athin Sooth Africae are attemptin tae promote their uiss an revival. As a result, there are mony offeecial names for the kintra.[2] These are (in order o speaker populations):

  • iRiphabhuliki yaseNingizimu Afrika (Zulu)
  • iRiphabliki yomZantsi Afrika (Xhosa)
  • Republiek van Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans)
  • Repabliki ya Afrika-Borwa (Northern Sotho)
  • Rephaboliki ya Aforika Borwa (Tswana)
  • Republic of South Africa (Inglis)
  • Rephaboliki ya Afrika Borwa (Sotho)
  • Riphabliki ra Afrika Dzonga (Tsonga)
  • iRiphabhulikhi yeNingizimu Afrika (Swazi)
  • Riphabuḽiki ya Afurika Tshipembe (Venda)
  • IRiphabliki yeSewula Afrika (Soothren Ndebele)

Soorces[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Chapter 1
  2. For the text o the Constitution o the Republic o Sooth Africae in aw 11 offeecial leids, each version o which contains the name o the kintra in the respective leid, refer tae the website o the Constitutional Court o Sooth Africae