Homestead (small African settlement)

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In the southern African context, a homestead (Xhosa umzi, Zulu umuzi, Swati umuti) is a cluster of several houses (singular indlu; plural Xhosa and Zulu izindlu, Swati tindlu) characteristic of the Nguni-speaking peoples of Africa. Each homestead is normally occupied by a single extended family.

A South African homestead with a kraal in the foreground (Photo by Richard Jones)

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