Isidubada is an informal Xhosa dialect where you add a “d” after every sound. For example “Molweni” would be “modolwedenidi”.

Zikhona Sodlaka spoke isidubada in an episode of Gqeberha the Empire.


Iponi is a term they use in Gqeberha for a guy, a gent, a bro. Sort of Mjita.

Yho I haven’t seen la poni in a while.


Dispa is a Xhosa slang term that means to sleep.

Sure boss, ndisayo dispa ngoku.
Sure boss, I am going to sleep now.


A skopari is a slang term for a loan shark. It is mostly used in the Gqeberha region.

As soon as he gets paid, his money goes to iskopari.


Intsomi is a Xhosa term for a tale. Those stories our grandparents used to tell us when we were young.

Hayi yintsomi, Hayi yi film.

Gun Dubula

A Gun Dubula is a person in Kasi who carries a gun and shoots people (trigger happy).

Do you remember that Gun Dubula who jumped the school fence and shot a rival gang member who was writing exams?


Mamboyi is a colloquial term for alcoholic beverage, Old Buck.

I only drink Mamboyi when I’m in the bundus.


I’m Xhosa, isidovela is a meal where rice is cooked with potatoes in the same pot. You mix it until it kinda looks like pap. You also have to add Spice for rice or Rajah to make it yellow.

Today I am cooking isidovela.


Xokshame is a Xhosa social media slang term for "I am joking / I am lying".

I hate my ex girlfriend. Lol xokshame.


Ukusarha is a slang term that means you are always asking for things from people. For example, you are always asking for free alcohol, you never buy.

Yho I don't wanna chill with that guy again, uyasharha.

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