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a member of the Bantu people who inhabit Botswana, Lesotho, and northern South Africa and who speak the Sotho languages

any of the mutually intelligible southern Bantu languages of the Sotho in Botswana and South Africa and Lesotho

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Prior to Shaka's birth and era, the entirety of Zulu territories including the Nguni (Zulu and Xhosa), were made up of numerous aggressive and warring groups linked together in a line of relationship that includes "the ancient hunter-gatherer and early pastoralist Khoisan (Khoi and San) and their modern descendants, the Coloured community of the Cape; (b) the pastoralist and agricultural Nguni and Sotho (Nguni-Sotho), arriving from around the eleventh century C.
Pieter Jolly (1996: 280; 1999: 260) has drawn attention to the pervasive connections between snakes, rainmaking and communication with ancestors in Nguni and Sotho divination, suggesting that these beliefs were absorbed into southeastern San cosmologies.
The word naledi means star in South Africa's Sotho language.
Exchanging the Northern Hemisphere for the Southern in October 2003, independent narrative and immersion journalist Messitt relates the story of the Rooiboklaagte community (formerly Shangaan and Sotho homelands) less than a decade after the end of apartheid and South AfricaAEs first democratic election.
How can you miss out on "The City of Light" - that is what Maboneng stands for in Sotho.
In Sotho and Tswana tradition, [alpha] and [beta] Crucis, together with the Pointers, made up Dithutlwa, the four giraffes.
Part of this program entailed visiting Lesedi Cultural Village in Johannesburg, South Africa, which highlighted the cultures of the Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa, Pali, and Ndebele tribes of southern Africa.
The second, smaller room of the main exhibition floor featured a television screening ceramics documentaries by David Riep (a specialist in Sotho Ceramics) and Christopher Roy, whose work documents ceramics techniques used throughout Africa.
In the twisted lexicon of apartheid, Africans were classified under the Race Classification Act as Bantu (native Africans), each legally domiciled to their ethnic "homeland'--be they Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Sotho etc.
To prevent this occurrence in Africa we have on many occasions employed the almost mystical skills of trackers from the Venda, Shangaan, Shona, Sotho, and Matabele tribes.
07 WED SOTHO SOUNDS: JUNK FUNK GILDED Balloon From the Kingdom of Lesotho, funky shepherds Sotho Sounds blend the choral tradition of Lesotho with music played on instruments made from recycled materials.
South African historian Peter Sekibakiba Lekgoathi, who has researched ethnicity and the history of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), appropriately writes about Bantustan identity, censorship, and subversion on Northern Sotho Radio under the dreaded apartheid era, focusing on its most intense period, the 1960s through 1980s.
The marking of diminutives and augmentatives underwent massive change in some Bantu languages: eight languages (Bafia, Eton, Northern Sotho, Shona, Swati, Tswana, Venda, Zulu) out of the 23 Bantu languages selected for this study, show morpho-syntactic strategies for the encoding of diminutives and augmentatives which are an innovation with respect to the traditional pattern of noun class marking.