Qhoqhoqho

Qhoqhoqho is a Xhosa term for the trachea (windpipe/throat).


Ndizakuqhawula uqhoqhoqho.
I will slit your throat.

Qaza

Iqaza is a Xhosa slang term for a shoe or shoes.


Ndibone enye iqaza egrand eSportscene.
I saw these other nice shoes at Sportscene.

Iyeza

Iyeza is anything and everything that heals.


Ina iyeza, sela iyeza.

Umgidi

In Xhosa culture, umgidi is the ceremony that's done to celebrate a boy or boys (mkhwetha) coming back from the mountain (initiation school).


I can't wait to attend umgidi ka Boy

Sibeko

Sibeko is a term that has been used to refer to a drunkard. This is due to a character from the famous South African sitcom, Emzini wezinsizwa, who was always drunk.
Now Sibeko is synonymous for drunkard.


Why did you give him money, don't you know he's a Sibeko?

Kaka

Ikaka is a term that means shit


Uthetha ikaka kwedini
You are talking shit young boy

Impandla

Impandla is a Nguni term for bald hair (when men lose their hair).


He's always wearing a cap because unempandla.

Izinyanya

Izinyanya is a Xhosa term for ancestors.


Ndiyabulela kuni zinyanya.

Unezothe

Unozethe is what Xhosa people say to refer to someone who is extremely annoying.


Yhu unezothe ke la bhuti.
That man is extremely annoying.

Zuka

A term we used to use back in the day to refer to the 50c coin. Ama2000 would not know it.


No one:

5 year old me: Ndicela noba yi zuka to buy sweets.



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