Ngoni People of Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania Blog Posts

  • IZITHAKAZELO OF NGUNI CLANS
    on Nov 15, 2015 in msimang dlamini nkosi
    Below are some izithakazelo (Kinship group praises)  for some nguni or ngoni clans collected from the web. As you may notice some are in Zulu, Xhosa and other nguni languages. You can use http://www.isizulu.net to get the meaning of the words. This...
  • Introductory Grammar of Ngoni Language Part 6
    on Nov 21, 2011 in Ngoni grammar
    continued from part 5 which deals with ngoni adjective and adverbTHE NGONI VERB.1—FORMS OF VERBS. I. The simple form of the verb contains the root and root idea unmodified. Verbs usually end in a, but some (three as in Zulu and Kaffir) end in i and...
  • Introductory Ngoni Grammar Part 5
    on Nov 19, 2011 in Ngoni grammar
    Continued from Introductory Ngoni Grammar Part 4CHAPTER VII Introductory Grammar of the Ngoni Language 1891THE NGONI ADJECTIVE. 1. There are only a few adjectives proper in Ngoni. To supply the place of adjectives other parts of speech are used in ce...
  • Introductory Ngoni Grammar part 4: The Ngoni Pronouns
    on Nov 15, 2011 in Ngoni grammar
    continuation of Ngoni Grammar. Click here for part 3THE PRONOUN IN NGONI LANGUAGE 1—NGONI PERSONAL PRONOUNS. 1. The personal pronoun is used— (1) As the subjective prefix of a verb.(2) As the objective medial, between the tense form and root of...
  • Ngoni Grammar Part 3
    on Nov 9, 2011
    Continuing from Introductory Grammar of the Ngoni Language Part 2From An Introductory Grammar of the Ngoni Language by WA Elmslie 1891CHAPTER III THE NGONI NOUN. 1—GENERAL REMARKS. In Ngoni and other Bantu languages the noun is the most important p...
  • Introductory Grammar of Ngoni Language Part 2
    on Nov 8, 2011
    Introductory Grammar of the Ngoni Language As Spoken in Mombera's country, 1891CHAPTER I. THE NGONI ALPHABET. The Roman characters are used to represent the sounds met with in Ngoni. 1—THE VOWELS. Five of the letters are vowels, and are pronounced...
  • Preface : Introductory Grammar of the Ngoni Language
    on Nov 8, 2011 in NGONI LANGUAGE
    PREFACE : INTRODUCTORY GRAMMAR TO THE NGONI LANGUAGEWA EMSLIE, 1891. "It need only be further said that the Ngoni is practically a dialect of Zulu, the variations being produced by contact with tribes speaking other languages, and by a recurrence to...
  • Introductory Grammar To The Ngoni Language 1891 Part 1
    on Nov 8, 2011
    INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK INTRODUCTORY GRAMMAR OF THE NGONI LANGUAGE 1891.THE Ngoni language, as presented in the present work, is spoken by the Ngoni under Mombera who live on the plateau on the west side of Lake Nyasa. Their country may be defined a...
  • INKOSI GUNGUNYANE OF SHANGAAN AND HIS DEALINGS WITH THE PORTUGUESE AND BRITISHGungunyane the Negotiator: A Study in African DiplomacyAuthor(s): Douglas L. WheelerSource: The Journal of African History, Vol. 9, No. 4 (1968), pp. 585-602Published by: Cambridge University Press THIS paper is a discussion of the major negotiations...
  • A Tribute To Henry Cele (Shaka Zulu Film)Anyone who has watched the South African Broadcasting Corporation's Shaka Zulu miniseries will agree with me that many millions will always associate Henry Cele with Shaka Zulu. His performance in that film was one of the most passionate displays of...
  • Traditional Zulu God Names
    on Jul 29, 2011 in unkulunkulu zulu isithakazelo
    The Zulu Notion of God according to the Traditional Zulu God-Names Author(s): Rev. W. Wanger Source: Anthropos, Bd. 18/19, H. 4./6. (Jul. - Dec., 1923/1924), pp. 656-687 Published by: Anthropos Institute The readers of "Anthropos" need scarcely be t...
  • Some Ngoni Weapons Obtained in 1900
    on Jul 13, 2011 in lake nyasa Shire ngoni weapons
    A Collection of Objects from the District to the South-West of Lake Nyassa. Author: R. W. FelkinSource: Man, Vol. 1 (1901), pp. 136-137.Published by: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland With notes by R. W. Felkin, M.D., and...
  • Zulu Beads and Some Ngoni Beadwork
    on Jul 12, 2011 in mozambique ngoni zulu beadwork
    Beads and beadwork have been an important part of the culture of southeast Africa for hundreds of years, perhaps for millennia. They have been used by archaeologists to date the ancient ruins of Mapungubwe and Zimbabwe, by historians to provide e...
  • ZULU AND XHOSA PRAISE POETRY AND SONG
    on Jul 10, 2011 in xhosa praise poetry zulu
     by DAVID RYCROFT  Part of the following article has previously appeared in a paper presented to the Anthropology Section of the 124th Annual Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Manchester, August/September, 1...
  • Xhosa Poetry and The Usage of The Word TribeIn the following correspondences are some insights into the nature of Xhosa tribal poetry. Xhosa as a nguni language is in many respects similar to the Ngoni language. As noted in a previous post use of words such as licansi, lizulu show resemblance...
  • Google Search Results
    on Jul 3, 2011
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  • Zulu Clicks
    on Jul 1, 2011 in zambezi a hlonipha zulu
    Author: C. U. Faye, Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies, University of London, Vol. 3, No. 4 (1925),pp. 757-782 Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of the School of Oriental and African StudiesBy C. U. FAYE 1. Oertel, in Lecture...
  • Cullen Young, Yesaya Chibambo and The NgoniBy Dr Peter G. Forster The Revd T. Cullen Young is well known as the authority on the history, speech and customs of the Tumbuka. He has also made broader statements on the pattern of African culture2.In his discussion of the conquest situation in no...
  • Shaka Zulu Film: 'We are Growing' lyrics And Video (Margaret Singana)
    on Jun 19, 2011 in Shaka zulu margaret Singana bayethe
    Those that have seen the Shaka Zulu series produced by the South African Broadcasting Corporation in 1989 will mostly remember this anthem, 'We are Growing'. This is a song sang by one of the best South African music exports Margaret Singana. It is...
  • Zulu King Dingane's Attack on Lourenco Marques in 1833
    on Jun 18, 2011 in Lorenco Marques Zulu Tsonga
    Author(s): Gerhard LiesegangSource: The Journal of African History, Vol. 10, No. 4 (1969), pp. 565-579Published by: Cambridge University Press IN 1855 J. William Colenso wrote that he believed that one of the first British settlers in Natal, Henry Fr...
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