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  Xhosa language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Xhosa (IPA: [ˈkǁʰoːsa]) is one of the official languages of South Africa.
As mentioned, Xhosa is natively spoken in South Africa, mostly in the Eastern Cape Province.
Xhosa is also a tone language with two inherent tones, low and high, and has both long and short vowels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Xhosa_language   (893 words)

 Xhosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name Xhosa is also often used to refer to anyone from a number of different Xhosa-speaking ethnic groups that includes the Pondo and Thembu, neighbours of the Xhosa people, and the Mfengu people, who are descendants of scattered clans who were displaced during the mfecane (a sort of diaspora) of the early nineteenth century.
Xhosa unity and ability to resist colonial expansion was further weakened by the famines and political divisions that followed the cattle-killing movement of 1856 (see Nongqawuse).
The Xhosa settled on mountain slopes of the Amatola and the Zinterberg Mountains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Xhosa   (1029 words)

Xhosa is the southernmost Bantu language in Africa.
Xhosa is closely related to Zulu, Swati (spoken in Swaziland), and Ndebele (spoken in Mozambique).
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a Xhosa tribesman, was born in Tembu in the Transkei on 18 July 1918.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/september/xhosa.html   (1091 words)

 Xhosa Translation Services - Translators English/Xhosa
Xhosa speaking peoples or their ancestors have lived in the coastal regions of southeastern Africa since the 16th century.
Xhosa, the most broadly distributed African language in South Africa (though Zulu has more speakers in absolute terms), is a primary language of about 35 districts within Orange Free State and the neighboring Eastern Cape Province as well as in Ciskei and the Transkei.
Xhosa is also spoken in several districts away from the main Xhosa regions near Bloemfontein, and in the mining districts of Westonaria and Oberholzer located to the southwest of Johannesburg.
www.greentranslations.com /xhosa-translation.html   (243 words)

 Xhosa - Language Directory
Xhosa is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family.
Although Xhosa and Zulu are similar enough to be considered dialects of one language, Xhosa and Zulu speakers consider them to be separate languages.
Xhosa has a relatively simple set of vowels, but it is rich in unusual consonants.
language-directory.50webs.com /languages/xhosa.htm   (378 words)

 Xhosa alphabet, pronunciation and language
Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages.
Xhosa is closely related to Zulu, Swati and Ndebele and more or less mutually intelligible with them.
Xhosa's click consonants were most likely borrowed from the Khoisan languages as a result of long and extensive interaction between the Xhosa and Khoisan peoples.
www.omniglot.com /writing/xhosa.htm   (176 words)

 Xhosa language resources
Xhosa Ndebele Sotho Northern Sotho Southern Sotho Tswana Tsonga and Venda Tsonga Venda Afrikaans...
Xhosa a Lioness Xhosa is named for a South African tribe from the regions of Ciskei and Transkei.
Xhosa Xhosa is a Niger-Congo language spoken in Southern Africa.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Xhosa.html   (1354 words)

 Language Reference Guide For Xhosa
Xhosa is a very heterogeneous and complex language, originating from a large and diversif ied group with many chiefdoms and clans.
Xhosa pronunciation and vocabulary were enriched and modified as a result of early and intimate contact with other groups, especially Khoisan tribes.
In the Western and Eastern Capes and the Border region, it is the main language spoken.
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 Xhosa - Xhosa Translation. Xhosa to English Translation and Localization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Xhosa language a Bantu language spoken by seven million people in South Africa, especially in Eastern province.
Xhosa translation and localization services to and from English offered by professional Xhosa language translators.
The Xhosa people are a group of peoples of Bantu origins living in The Xhosa are part of the southern Nguni migration which slowly moved south from the
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 Xhosa Translation - Translate Xhosa Language Translator
The ethnic group that speaks Xhosa refer to themselves as the amaXhosa and their language is known as isiXhosa.
Almost all languages with clicks are Khoisan languages, and the presence of clicks in Xhosa betray the strong historical interaction with its Khoisan neighbors.
The language represents the most South Western branch of the Nguni subfamily of the Bantu languages.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/xhosa.shtml   (558 words)

 Xhosa language on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Slow demise of Africaners' language another sign that change has arrived in South Africa.
Culture, practice, and the semantics of Xhosa beer-drinking.
A case of David and Goliath: the changing position of Afrikaans vis-a-vis eleven official languages.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-X1hosa.asp   (321 words)

 Search Results for "Xhosa language"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
...Bantu languages, group of African languages forming a subdivision of the Benue-Niger division of the Niger-Congo branch of the Niger-Kordofanian language family (see...
...African languages, geographic rather than linguistic classification of languages spoken on the African continent.
Historically the term refers to the languages of...
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/65search?query=Xhosa+language   (175 words)

 Xhosa (US Standard) Keyboard Stickers
The Xhosa keyboard stickers conform to the Xhosa keyboard layout in Windows XP; it is the same as the standard US English keyboard layout.
Xhosa stickers are a very economical option for creating a bilingual Xhosa keyboard.
Because Xhosa uses the standard US English keyboard layout, it is supported in all English versions of Windows; if a version of Windows does not include the Xhosa language, you can simply select the English (United States) keyboard layout.
www.datacal.com /xhosa-overlays.htm   (795 words)

 Xhosa language - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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Bantu languages, one of its branches, have nearly 100 million speakers....
Encarta's bilingual dictionaries provide quick and easy translations of English words in four languages — Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
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 Xhosa language
Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa.
In IPA, the name of the language is pronounced [kǁʰoːsa].
One such grouping is: (original) Xhosa, Ngqika (which is considered "standard"), Gcaleka, Mfengu, Thembu, Bomvana, and Mpondomise.
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 Xhosa Language Page - Handbook of African Language Resources (ASC)(MSU)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Xhosa is a language in the Nguni group of Bantu (Guthrie S40).
Xhosa is spoken in the Transkei coastal region of South Africa.
Xhosa is the national language of South Africa.
www.isp.msu.edu /AfrLang/Xhosa_root.html   (83 words)

 Khosa language and culture
Traditional Xhosa Village The tractor tour makes a stop at the Xhosa Village Comprising the big family hut for living and sleeping, a smaller hut for the man of the family and a cooking hut.
In these wars the Xhosa, agricultural and pastoral peoples native to the Eastern Cape, tried to prevent the continued intrusion of Dutch settlers into their lands.
The tractor tour makes a stop at the Xhosa Village Comprising the big family hut for living and sleeping, a smaller hut for the man of the family and a cooking hut.
www.lonweb.org /link-xhosa.htm   (1378 words)

 yourDictionary.com.Comprehensive and Authoritative Language Portal
Language is the glue that holds our culture together: family, work, even thoughts and dreams are built on words, books, and conversations.
It is strange, then, that we are not even conscious of using language and are often surprised by it.
Additional language resources such as newspapers, on-line radio stations, and our dictionaries are linked to each language.
www.yourdictionary.com /grammars.html   (429 words)

 Xhosa translation, English to Xhosa translation, Xhosa to English translation, Xhosa web site translation, Xhosa ...
Professional translators whose native language is Xhosa perform our English to Xhosa translation.
They have in-depth understanding of the subject matter and solid mastering of the Xhosa language including its spelling, grammar, and cultural appropriateness.
Having your web site available in the Xhosa language will widen your readership and drastically improve the effectiveness of your marketing messages.
www.wintranslation.com /languages/xhosa.html   (344 words)

 Learn Xhosa | Xhosa language | Xhosa culture | Xhosa workshops
It is thus also about creating cultural awareness, as understanding of a person's culture goes hand in hand with understanding their language.
Since I began learning Xhosa, the reaction of Xhosa people to my being able to speak even a little of their language has been encouraging and heart-warming.
Many non-Xhosa speakers have expressed a desire to learn and practice their Xhosa, and various dignitaries have added to the belief that it is important for us to learn each other's languages, the world over, in order to contribute to nation-building, compassion and a stronger sense of community.
www.learnxhosa.com   (203 words)

 Xhosa Software CDs - Language Resource Online
Some of the courses use Xhosa speech recognition technology to compare your pronunciation of Xhosa words to pre-recorded native Xhosa speakers.
If you have limited time to learn Xhosa, audio courses are a versatile method of learning Xhosa while you drive or when you have the time, but not access to a computer.
Even if you have some Xhosa language skills already, having a phrasebook handy can help you with some quick Xhosa translation for ordering food, arranging transportation and getting directions.
www.languageresourceonline.com /languages/learn-xhosa.html   (355 words)

 Xhosa Fonts, Xhosa Learn, Xhosa OCR, Xhosa Reference, Xhosa Software - Mac, Xhosa Software - Windows, Xhosa System,
Xhosa is spoken principally in the Transkei territory of South Africa, which borders Lesotho and faces the Indian Ocean.
It is another of the Bantu languages with about 8 million speakers.
The Xhosas have intermingled with the Hottentots and their language contains some of the Hottentot "click" sounds.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Xhosa.htm   (123 words)

 African Languages - isiXhosa (Xhosa)
isiXhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa.
isiXhosa is a member of the "Nguni" language group, and is most closely related to isiZulu, isiNdebele and SiSwati.
Lingua Consultants specialize in the medical, pharmaceutical and chemical fields in European and African languages.
africanlanguages.com /xhosa   (192 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
To search for language resources, select a language, material type, and level from the menus below.
Each Language Profile includes information about the historical, cultural, and social roots of the language, a map showing where the language is spoken, basic facts about the grammar, writing systems, and history of the language, and a wealth of other sociolinguistic information.
Each page also includes contains links to the LMP citations for that language and a list of websites of interest to teachers and learners of the language.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /profiles/profx01.htm   (132 words)

 Xhosa Language Studies: Language Schools, International Language Study Programs from GoAbroad.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Xhosa Language Studies: Language Schools, International Language Study Programs from GoAbroad.com
Wits Language School was established in 1997 and is part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Wits Language School takes pride in the quality of its trained personnel, excellent service, and the high standard of its language...
www.languageschoolsguide.com /listings.cfm?fkForeignLang=43   (208 words)

 Learn to speak Xhosa - Xhosa language classes at Boston Language College in Cape Town, South Africa.
Learn to speak Xhosa - Xhosa language classes at Boston Language College in Cape Town, South Africa.
Our Xhosa course not only introduces you to a language, but to a culture that is unique to our country.
Learn more about the Xhosa culture, while developing the ability to build relationships.
www.bostonlanguagecollege.com /xhosacourses.html   (154 words)

 Amazon.com: Teach Yourself Xhosa Complete Course Audiopackage: Books: Beverly Kirsch,Silvia Skorge,Sindiwe Magona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
But I advice you to try to tech yourself not only Xhosa but also Zulu because both are used in Republic of South Africa and are its oficial languages, of course among many others...
But remember that Xhosa is a tone langage so if you just want to speak a new language so maybe you should start from, for example, Teach Yourself Swahili from the same publisher (it's even better!
And if you need to know Xhosa buy also Teach Yourself Zulu and you will find it very useful, because both, Zulu and Xhosa are Bantu languages so you will find many similarities.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/084420367X?v=glance   (519 words)

 Language Browser: Xhosa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
This page contains a list of interesting reports based around the 9 titles in the IMDb with Xhosa dialogue.
The form below allows you to search the database for titles with Xhosa dialogue only.
The A-Z index enables you to browse the titles alphabetically.
www.imdb.com /Sections/Languages/Xhosa   (83 words)

 South African Languages | isiXhosa
The Xhosa, also known as the Southern or Cape Nguni, are composed of numerous groups of people concentrated mainly in the former Transkei, Ciskei and Eastern Cape regions.
As the other African languages it is a tonal language, other than western languages, it is governed by the noun - which dominates the sentence.
Around 7 196 118 people in South Africa use it as their home language.
www.cyberserv.co.za /users/~jako/lang/xho.htm   (98 words)

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