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Useful Zulu medical dictionary by Jason Wolfe (1993)

Unisa: Zulu-English vocabulary by topics & common phrases (+ audio)

Scholar's Zulu dictionary by George Dent & Cyril Nyembezi (1995) online

Zulu-English dictionary by Clement Doke & Benedict Vilakazi (1972)

Zulu-English dictionary & synopsis of Zulu grammar & concise history of the Zulu people from the most ancient times, by Alfred Bryant (1905)

Zulu-English dictionary by John Colenso (1905) + 1884 edition

English-Zulu dictionary by Charles Roberts (1904) + 1895 edition

English-Zulu Dictionary by James Perrin (1890)

A Kafir-English dictionary of the Zulu-Kafir language, as spoken by the tribes of the colony of Natal (1855)

A Zulu-Kafir dictionary, etymologically explained, by Jacob-Ludwig Döhne (1857)

Metaphor in Zulu: problems in the translation of Biblical metaphor in the Book of Amos, by Eric Hermanson (2006)


Zulu names (onomastics) by Adrian Koopman (1999) online

IsiZulu names for insects: IziNambuzane, by Ben Khumalo-Seegelken, in South African Journal of Science (2014) NEW

Zulu language pronunciation (+ audio)

basic grammar: nouns & verbs

A linguistic analysis of SowetanZulu and Sowetan Tsotsi by Hilde Gunnink, master thesis (2012)

Zulu grammar for beginners by P. A. Stuart (1940)

Lessons in Zulu by Fred Suter (~1910)

The Zulu-Kafir language simplified for beginners, by Charles Roberts (1902)

A Zulu manual or vade-mecum, being a companion volume to The Zulu-Kafir language and the English-Zulu dictionary (1900)

First steps in Zulu-Kafir: an abridgement of the elementary grammar of the Zulu-Kafir language, by John Colenso (1859)

The Isizulu, Grammar of the Zoulou language, by Lewis Grout (1859)

First steps in Zulu, Elementary grammar of the Zulu language, by John William Colenso (1882)

books about the Zulu language: Google books | Internet archive | Academia | Wikipedia

Zulu is a language of South Africa, spoken in the Southeast, by more than 8 million inhabitants.


Texts & Literature

Nursery tales, traditions, and histories of the Zulus, in their own words, with a translation into English, by Henry Callaway (1868)

Izinyanga zokubula or Divination, as existing among the Amazulu, The religious system of the Amazulu, with a translation into English, by Henry Callaway (1885)

Ibaible eli ingcwele: The Holy Bible translated into the Zulu language (1883)

Incwadi ka Genesise: the Book of Genesis translated into Zulu (1863)

Ivangeli ngokuloba ku ka Johane: Gospel of John (1860)

Ukuhamba nokufundisa kuka Jesu Kristu, published by the American Zulu Mission (1907)

Incwadi yamagama: book of hymns, published by the American Zulu Mission (1841)

First article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Bonke abantu bazalwa bekhululekile belingana ngesithunzi nangamalungelo.
Bahlanganiswe wumcabango nangunembeza futhi kufanele baphathane ngomoya wobunye.

Umbhalo ogcwele lwamalungelo oluntu jikelele: translation into Zulu (+ audio)

First article in different languages

Universal Declaration of Human Rights: bilingual text in Zulu, Afrikaans, English & other languages

Some Zulu words
umZulu Zulu (person)
amaZulu Zulu people
isiZulu Zulu (language)
kwaZulu Zululand
isiBhunu Afrikaans (language)
isiNgisi English (language)
isiFulentshi French (language)
iFlansi France
sawubona ! good morning! (to one person)
sanibonani ! good morning! (to several persons)
ngiyabonga (kakhulu) ! thank you (very much)
ilanga sun
inyanga moon
ulwandle sea
umoya wind
umuzi village

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