Guest author: Roberta Eaton ~ Beliefs and myths of southern Africa II: The Xhosa

This week I am over at Sue Vincent’s blog with a post about the beliefs and myths of the Xhosa speaking people of southern Africa. Thanks you, Sue, for hosting me.

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Roberta Eaton, aka Robbie Cheadle, shares the third of her posts on the beliefs and myths of her home. Other posts in the series can be found by cicking here: Part One, Part Two

Beliefs and myths of southern Africa – The Xhosa (pronounced KOH-suh)

The Xhosa-speaking people of South Africa, also know as the “Red Blanket People” are descendant of the Nguni clan. They are divided into several subgroups each with their own district and related heritages. The major subgroups include Bomvana, Mpondomise, Thembu, Xesibe and Mpondo. This article refers to all these subgroups collectively as Xhosa. The Xhosa people traditionally hail from the southeastern area of South Africa.

Xhosa is a Nguni Bantu language with click consonants. Xhosa is a tonal language which means that the same sequence of consonants and vowels can have different meanings, depending on intonation. Xhosa has two tones: high and low. Xhosa is one…

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