Iqaba

Iqaba is a Nguni term for a barbarian or a person believed to be uncivilised or uncultured.
Plural Amaqaba


They used to call me iqaba because I come from the villages.

Ibhinca

Plural: Amabhinca
Ibhinca is a Zulu person who practices their traditional Zulu culture, including wearing the traditional attire and listening to Maskandi


I had to act like I love Maskandi cause I was drinking with ibhinca.

Rankuwa

Is the slanh term for Ga-Rankuwa, a township in Tshwane/Pitori.


I'm coming from Rankuwa.

Tao

Tao is a slang term for a 'thousand' (money).


My life would be better if I could get 5 tao right now.

Ziyamporoma

It is really good; it is intense.
Used to signify fun or excitement.


Yebo, ziyaporoma
Tshela u-barman nomayini

Take it or leave it

These are the guys who sell alcohol during the hard lockdown, when there is an alcohol ban. They inflate their prices like crazy. You can even get an 1818 bottle for R850.
They got the name because they don't care, it's either you buy at their 500% price or you leave it.


I got this gin from my Take it or leave it guy.

Pinkies

Pinkies is a Kasi term for R50 or ZAR50, that is 50 rands.


Now that the Cupcake has closed alcohol again, I heard that a ngud of Zamalek is pinkies from my Take it or leave it.

Asbonge

Asbonge is a Zulu term for "Let's give thanks" or "Let's be thankful"


Beke le beke asbonge bafethu.

Sangoma

A Sangoma is a highly respected healer among the Zulu people of South Africa who diagnoses, prescribes, and often performs the rituals to heal a person physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.


I need to go see a powerful Sangoma.

Inyanga

Inyanga is mostly a traditional herbalist and does not usually perform rituals that are common to those that a Sangoma performs.


I went to see Inyanga when I was not feeling well.



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