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Ngu·ni

 (əng-go͞o′nē)
n. pl. Nguni or Ngu·nis
1. A member of a group of peoples of southern and southeast Africa, including the Swazi, Ndebele, Xhosa, and Zulu.
2. Any of the Bantu languages of the Nguni.

Nguni

(əŋˈɡuːnɪ)
n
(Languages) a group of Bantu languages of southern Africa, consisting chiefly of Zulu, Xhosa, and Swazi
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nguni - a group of southern Bantu languages
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
Matabele, Ndebele - a Bantu language sometimes considered a dialect of Zulu
Swazi - a Bantu language closely related to Zulu
Xhosa - a Bantu language closely related to Zulu
Zulu - a Bantu language of considerable literary importance in southeastern Africa
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In these central regions of what they regarded as their colony of Mozambique, the Portuguese used the same "irregulars", ex-slave armies, and Nguni soldiers, as the rebel prazeros and captains had deployed, to do their dirty work, in particular the clean-up campaigns.
(2001), que analisando amostras de carne de machos inteiros Bonsmara e Nguni encontraram valores entre 1,77 e 1,90 |am.
That land became Enaleni Farm (enaleni means "abundance" in Zulu), raising endangered Zulu sheep, Nguni cattle (a pest-tolerant breed indigenous to South Africa), and a variety of fruits and vegetables.
I do hope that South Africa's Bafana Bafana (which means 'the boys' in the Nguni language) put up a good show, both as hosts and as the national team.
Ukugcaba, which has a long history in Nguni indigenous healing, is one of several techniques commonly used by Zulu traditional healers to relieve ailments and afflictions.
In contemporary popular culture there is a rather unlikely candidate emerging to help bear this new identity--the Nguni, a type of indigenous bovine.
Les << villes mortes >> vont connaitre leur point focal lorsque, dans un discours a l'Assemblee nationale le 27 juillet 1991, le President Paul Biya declare que la conference nationale revendiquee par l'opposition et tous les acteurs de la societe civile est sans objet (Sindjoun et Owona Nguni 1997 : 225).
"Priests before Healers: An Appraisal of the iSangoma or iSanusi in Nguni Society." South African Medical Journal 62(25): 959-60.
While the Swazi meat platters, Zulu clay pots, Nguni beaded cows, San leather bags and other pieces visually reflect their diverse cultural origins, the functions of these items are universal.
The idea of hunhu fin Shona), ubuntu (in Ndebele or Nguni) and botho (in Sotho) is central to the understanding of morality and ethics in African philosophy (Mkhize, 2008: 35).
On the other hand, Shaka the Zulu wars of the 19th century saw the Nguni speakers migrate from South Africa to Malawi, Zambia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania, among other places.
Nature lovers can exchange vows in a wildlife sanctuary with an Out of Africa Nguni Sanctuary wedding, situated in Mombasa, surrounded by giraffes, antelopes and many more wildlife creatures, with the package including the chance to adopt an animal.