Hlubi language

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Not to be confused with Hlubi dialect.
Native to South Africa
Ethnicity Hlubi people
Native speakers
(this article does not contain any information regarding the number of speakers)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog hlub1241[2]

Hlubi is a minor Bantu language of South Africa, traditionally considered a dialect of Swazi.[4] It is spoken in South Africa, near where the Xhosa, Sotho, and Phuthi languages meet at the Orange River and the southern point of Lesotho. The scattered Hlubi people speak several languages, including Swazi and the Hlubi dialect of Xhosa in the former Bantustan of Ciskei.[3]


  1. ^ "Isizwe SamaHlubi: Submission to the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims: Draft 1" (PDF). July 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Hlubi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Swazi at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)