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
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