Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa / Sepedi)
Northern Sotho is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a
member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by about 4.2
million people in the South African provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo
Northern Sotho is referred to as Pedi or Sepedi in South Africa. Pedi is
one variety of Northern Sotho spoken by the Pedi people who live in South
Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The Pedi dialect of Northern Sotho is also
the basis for the written language.
Northern Sotho pronunciation
Information about Northern Sotho pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel
Sample text in Northern Sotho
Batho ka moka ba belegwe ba lokologile le gona ba na le seriti sa go
lekana le ditokelo. Ba filwe monagano le letswalo mme ba swanetše go
swarana ka moya wa bana ba mpa.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Tower of Babel in Northern Sotho
Information about Northern Sotho
Northern Sotho dictionary
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet