Zulu is the most widely spoken language in South Africa with 11.6 million speakers and is also spoken in Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi and Mozambique. It is closely related to Xhosa, Swati and Ndebele and speakers of all four languages can easily understand each other.
WHERE IS IT SPOKEN?
Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi and Mozambique.
NUMBER OF SPEAKERS
11.7 MILLION SPEAKERS AS A FIRST LANGUAGE
15.7 million speakers as a second language