Xhosa leid

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Native taeSooth Africae, Lesotho
RegionEastren Cape, Wastren Cape
EthnicityamaXhosa, amaBhaca
Native speakers
8.2 million (2011 census)[1]
11 million L2 speakers (2002)[2]
Laitin (Xhosa alphabet)
Xhosa Braille
Signed Xhosa[3]
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Sooth Africae
Leid codes
ISO 639-1xh
ISO 639-2xho
ISO 639-3xho
Linguasphere99-AUT-fa incl.
varieties 99-AUT-faa
to 99-AUT-faj +
99-AUT-fb (isiHlubi)
South Africa 2011 Xhosa speakers proportion map.svg
Proportion o the Sooth African population that speaks Xhosa at home
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The Xhosa leid (Xhosa: [isiXhosa] error: {{lang}}: text haes italic markup (help) [isikǁʰɔ́ːsa]) is a Bantu leid wi click consonants ("Xhosa" begins wi a click) an ane o the offeecial leids o Sooth Africae.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Xhosa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Webb, Vic. 2002. "Language in South Africa: the role of language in national transformation, reconstruction and development." Impact: Studies in language and society, 14:78
  3. Aarons & Reynolds, 2003, "South African Sign Language", in Monaghan, ed., Many Ways to be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities
  4. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Xhosa". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
  5. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online