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In the Ndebele culture it is found that we have very many ways to greet one another.

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Akula is a Ndebele term used to respond to the greeting "Yini e'grend?" meaning "Nothing".

Domain: Language; Category: Terminology

A Ndebele response. Direct translation: "I am not saying anything", Actual meaning: "I'm ok", as if to say, there is not much happening. This is in response to "Uthuni".

Domain: Language; Category: Terminology

Used in the Ndebele language. Direct translation: "They do not swear", but in the Ndebele language it means "I am fine". This is in response to "Zithini?"

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In Ndebele it is pornounced: ay-ta. Accent is stressed on the last syllable. Used to mean "Hey!" or "Hello, how are you"

Domain: Language; Category: Slang

Ngi'Shap, used in the Ndebele language. "Ngi" meaning "I am" and "Shap" is another localized term derived from the word "sharp", where the "r" is not pronounced. "I am sharp" would be used to mean "I ...

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Ola Jeki is a term localized by South Africans as well as Zimbabwean Ndebeles, with "Ola" derived from the spanish word for "Hello" and Jeki having come from the english name "Jack". As Jack is a ...

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A Ndebele greeting, directly translated to "What are you saying?", but means "Hello, how are you?"

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