Asbonge is a Zulu term for "Let's give thanks" or "Let's be thankful"
Beke le beke asbonge bafethu.
Zulu is the most widely spoken home language in South Africa (about 24% of the population), and it is understood by over 50% of South African population.
Zulu guys will hurt you big time.
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.
Coloured, formerly Cape Coloured, a person of mixed European (“white”) and African (“black”) or Asian ancestry, as officially defined by the South African government from 1950 to 1991.
Coloureds are mostly found in Cape Town but can be found all over South Africa.
Mjondolo is another term for informal settlements (mkhukhu).
There is an movement called Abahlali basemjondolo
Sbhanxa or sibhanxa is a Xhosa term for an idiot or a fool.
Yeer usisbhanxa ke khona wena ufunda lewey lol
A Xhosa name for a traditional nurse that takes care of an initiate (umkhwetha) during initiation (circumcision).
Ikhankatha plays a major role during initiation.
It's those mxit abbreviations from back in the day that means "How u doing"
Girl: Gud u
Guy: Gud, wud?
Not to be confused with the animal... This refers to R10 (Ten Rands). One tiger would mean R10, Two tiger would mean R20, Five tiger - R50, etc. When you get to R100, it becomes a Klipa. R200 - Two klipa, etc.
We only need 3 tiger to add to the money we have and get that case of beer.
Rasto is a slang name for guys who are smart, kind, gentle, faithful, hardworking and Aquarian
Dera fidelis is the first Rasto ever. Rasto Val Fidelis is on Facebook
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