Zulu leid

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Native taeSooth Africae, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland
RegionKwaZulu-Natal, eastren Gauteng, eastren Free State, soothren Mpumalanga
Native speakers
12 million (2011 census)[1]
L2 speakers: 16 million (2002)[2]
Laitin (Zulu alphabet)
Zulu Braille
Signed Zulu
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Sooth Africae
Regulatit biPan Sooth African Leid Buird
Leid codes
ISO 639-1zu
ISO 639-2zul
ISO 639-3zul
Linguasphere99-AUT-fg incl.
varieties 99-AUT-fga to 99-AUT-fge
South Africa 2011 Zulu speakers proportion map.svg
Proportion o the Sooth African population that speaks Zulu at hame

Zulu is the leid o the Zulu fowk wi aboot 10 million speakers, the vast majority (ower 95%) o whom live in South Africae.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Zulu 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. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Zulu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
  4. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online