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19 November 2017 05:00 (South Africa)

South Africa gets new Zulu-English dictionary

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Oxford is bringing out a new Zulu-English dictionary for South Africa, the first in about 40 years. Zulu is the most widely spoken home language in South Africa, and Zulu people are the largest ethnic bloc in the country, so the publishers should make a tidy windfall by selling the dictionary to the Department of Basic Education. We suspect it will go the way of all other dictionaries by making a good classroom doorstop.  Read more: The AFP

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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