The word is used as an intentional misspelling and pronunciation of the word ‘amandla’ which means strength.

The word was popularised on social media after Naomi Campbell said ‘amandala’ instead of the correct ‘amandla’ at the Global Citizen Festival in 2018.

You'll be strong. Hayi wethu Amandala to you.


The act of breaking someone's heart either through cheating or any malpractice that automatically leads the end of a relationship. Often used in a phrase "ba tlao hurda" meaning they will hurt you

Ba tlao hurda, banunur!


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

Ndizakuqhawula uqhoqhoqho.
I will slit your throat.


Mamazala is a term used to refer to mother-in-law.

I'm so happy with my mamazala, unlike many people.


Is a South African slang term for prison or jail.

Idanyane can cause you to do things you never thought you'd do.


A liberator, Someone who gives freedom

Uthixo nguMkhululi wethu


To flex or to show off

Nna nkao tempela, net akerato bolela thata, ke dealer ka action.


Dololo means nothing, nix, fokkol!

The way she likes talking but logic dololo.


Idinga is a very formal Xhosa term for a date. Not a date as in 13 May, I mean a date as in you go on a date with someone.

I'm going to the mall at 5, ndinedinga with my wife.


420, 4:20, or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is cannabis culture slang for weed consumption, especially smoking around the time 4:20 p.m., and also refers to cannabis-oriented celebrations that take place annually on April 20th.

Can't wait for 420 so that I can smoke freely.

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