Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Swaziland - A Swazi 'warrior' with Weapons and Family

Southern Africa
A Swazi "warrior" complete with weapons and hide shield outside a typical homestead which he shares with his family.

This is also written in another language (I put it into a translator and it is not Swazi, so maybe it is Zulu? I put a few words into a Zulu translator and some of them they were able to translate) ...

Lijaha lembutfo liphelele ngetikhali temphi nelihawu lalo, lime ngaphandle kwemuti walo wesintfu lapho lihlala khnoa ne bantfwabalo.

postmarked in 1975 with a RSA (South Africa) fish stamp for 9 c

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SiSwati (also known as Swati, Swazi or Siswati) is a Bantu language of the Nguni Group, spoken in Swaziland and South Africa. It has 2.5 million speakers and is taught in schools. It is an official language of Swaziland (along with English) and one of the official languages of South Africa.

About 76,000 people in the country speak Zulu. Tsonga, which is spoken by many people throughout the region is spoken by about 19,000 people in Swaziland. Afrikaans is also spoken by some residents of Afrikaner descent.