Imoto

Imoto is a Nguni term for a car.


Xhosa: Ndiyayithanda imoto yam.
Zulu: Ngiyayithanda imoto yami.

Inganekwane

A fictitious story or a tale. Like those tales you'd hear about from parents/teachers/friends or read when you were younger.


"A man and his daughter were walking in the forest..."
Welele... inganekwane!

Isithembu

Isithembu is the practice of marrying multiple wives (Polygamy).


Isithembu is becoming popular again in South Africa.

iWash

An informal term mostly used by Xhosa people to refer to beer.


Sbwl iWash namhlanje.
I am craving beer today.

Imedi

Imedi is a term, mostly used in Cape Town to refer to a girl or girlfriend.


Ndiyayithanda imedi yam bro.
I love my girlfriend bro

Iyeza

Iyeza is anything and everything that heals.


Ina iyeza, sela iyeza.

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.

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.



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