How to say 'hello' in all 11 of SA's official languages

By Kirstin Buick
24 September 2016

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." - Nelson Mandela

This Heritage Day, greet someone in their own language – and watch their face light up. Afrikaans

Hallo!

  English

Hello!

  isiNdebele

Lotjhani!

  isiXhosa

Molo!

  isiZulu

Sawubona!

  Sepedi

Dumela!

  Setswana

Dumela! 

  Sesotho

Dumela!

  Xitsonga

Avuxeni!

  siSwati

Sawubona!

  Tshivenda

Ndaa!

Translations via SAlanguages.com. Learn more here.

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