Language Schools: Xhosa

About this language: Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa. Xhosa is spoken by approximately 7.9 million people. Like most Bantu languages, Xhosa is a tonal language, that is, the same sequence of consonants and vowels can have different meanings when said with a rising or falling or high or low intonation. One of the most distinctive features of the language is the prominence of click consonants; The word "Xhosa," the name of the language itself, begins with a click.

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