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Bantu language of South Africa
Not to be confused with Baca language.
|Native to||South Africa|
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Bhaca, or IsiBhaca (Baca) is a Bantu language of South Africa. Traditionally considered a dialect of Swati, it is closer to Zulu, Phuthi and Xhosa. It is spoken southeast of Lesotho, where Sotho, Xhosa and Zulu meet, mainly around Mount Frere, Mzimkhulu, and to a lesser extent in Mount Ayliff, Matatiele, Harding, Bulwer, Underberg, Highflats, Umzinto, Umzumbe and Ixopo.
Months in IsiBhaca:
Example: Bendicela undithsengele amaqandza nentusi na ukhamba.
Translation [Xhosa/Zulu/English]: Bendicela undithengele amaqanda nobisi xa uhamba: Bengicela ungithengela amaqanda nobisi ma uhamba: "Please buy me eggs and milk when you go out"
|I will beat you||Nditak’shik’tsha|
|Please pass me another spoon, mine fell under the table||Bendicela undidlulisele olunye ukhezo, olwam luwele edasi kwetafile|
- ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
- ^ Jordan, Archibald C. (1942). "Some features of the phonetic and grammatical structure of Baca". Masters Dissertation. University of Cape Town.
- ^ Swazi at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
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Note: The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
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