How do you greet your girlfriend in Xhosa?

Greetings Hello! (to one person) Molo! Hello! (to more than one person) Molweni!

How do you respond to Enkosi?

As mentioned in our post on 16 May, another good thing to know is that when politely accepting or politely rejecting an offer in Xhosa, the reply is either “Hayi, enkosi” (No, thanks) or “Ewe, enkosi” (Yes, thanks) and not “Yes, please” as in English.

How do you show respect in Xhosa?

Xhosa have traditionally used greetings to show respect and good intentions to others. In interacting with others, it is crucial to show respect (ukuhlonipha). Youths are expected to keep quiet when elders are speaking, and to lower their eyes when being addressed.

How do you greet an elder in Xhosa?

When greeting a person older than yourself (more or less your parents’ age), tata ‘father’ would be used for a man and mama ‘mother’ for a woman. For greetings of people of your grandparents’ age, tat’omkhulu ‘grandfather’, and makhulu ‘grandmother’ are used as forms of address.

What is the meaning of Kunjani?

English Translation. what it is. More meanings for kunjani. how’s it going.

What is the meaning of molweni?

The meaning of ‘Molweni’ is Xhosa and is a general greeting, ‘hello’.

How do you respond to Unjani?

Yebo (response, literally, yes.) Unjani? (how are you?) Ngiyaphila (I am fine.)

What are the Xhosa values?

An important traditional value of Xhosa culture is ubuntu, or humanness. At the core of ubuntu is the preservation and stability of the whole. An example of its application is that, in times of war, women and children were never killed.

What do Xhosa believe in?

Belief System The Xhosa people are traditionally ancestor worshippers but also believe in a creator who cares for them in the greater things in life and who protects them in extreme danger. The ancestral fathers, on the other hand, watch over the everyday lives of their descendants, their crops and their cattle.

What language is Kunjani?

What does kunjani mean in Zulu?

What is Molo?

noun. dock [noun] the area surrounding this. pier [noun] a platform of stone, wood etc stretching from the shore into the sea, a lake etc, used as a landing-place for boats or as a place of entertainment. wharf [noun] a platform alongside which ships are moored for loading and unloading.

How do you greet back in Xhosa?

What are some basic Xhosa greetings?

  1. Hello (singluar) – Molo.
  2. How are you? (singular) – Unjani?
  3. I am fine – Ndiyaphila.
  4. Hello (to more than one person) – Molweni.
  5. How are you? (to more than one person) – Ninjani?
  6. We are fine – Siyaphila.
  7. Stay well (goodbye to more than one person) – Salani kakuhle.

Who are some famous people from the Xhosa culture?

Fatima Dike is a Cape-Town based playwright, director and teacher, and is well versed on Xhosa culture. Her writing career started in 1976 and spans decades of written plays and directing work. She has been a writer in residence at The Open University in Milton Keynes, London and has lectured at John Carroll University in Cleveland Ohio.

When did the Xhosa people come to South Africa?

Archaeological evidence shows that the Bantu-speaking groups that were the ancestors of the Nguni migrated down from East Africa as early as the eleventh century. Language, culture and beliefs: The Xhosa are the second largest cultural group in South Africa, after the Zulu-speaking nation.

Why are dances so important to the Xhosa?

Dances and food are a Xhosa way of connecting with the dead and paying homage to their spirits. Sacrificial offerings of goats, food offerings to the spirits of the departed, and dances with specific symbolism, are an important part of Xhosa traditions.

What foods do Xhosas eat in South Africa?

This dish has also found its way into the kitchens of other cultures in South Africa. Most Xhosas like their soup, and you can find a good range including the isopho corn soup, umpoqhoko maize porridge and soured milk porridge, the Umvubo.