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(Peoples) a member of any of the Tsonga-speaking Bantu peoples settled in Mozambique and NE Transvaal, esp one who works in a gold mine
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This Soshangane found the Tsonga people, already established in the present day Mozambique, and he never spoke Xitsonga himself.
Mathebula also goes on to support the idea that the boundary does not change a people, to be known by another name, by saying: "The Tsonga people are also found in the eastern and south eastern parts of Zimbabwe as well as smaller pockets in Zambia and Swaziland".
Although the Tsonga people
are predominantly Christian, traditional beliefs, including ancestor worship and the role of the healer or nanga, still play a part in society.
At the age of 71, Cornelius Tennyson Daniel Marivate is South Africa's leading authority on the literature and folksongs of his own Tsonga people
The various grammar books and dictionaries written by them, as well as the anthropological classic on the Customs and Culture of the Tsonga People