Family words in Zulu

Words for family members and other relatives in Zulu (isiZulu), a Bantu language spoken mainly in South Africa.

family umndeni; usapho
parents abazali
father ubaba
mother umama
children umntwana
son indodana
daughter indodakazi
husband umyeni
wife umfazi
brother umfowethu
sister udadewethu
uncle ubabomkhulu (father's elder brother)
ubabomncane (father's yougner brother)
umalume (mother's brother)
aunt ubabekazi (father's sister)
umamncane (mother's younger sister)
umamkhulu (mother's elder sister)
umalumekazi (mother's brother's wife)
cousin umzala
nephew umshana
niece umshana
grandparents ugogo nomkhulu
grandfather umkhulu
grandmother ugogo
grandchildren abazukulu
grandson umzukulu
granddaughter umzukulu
father-in-law umukhwe (husband's father)
ubabezala (wife's father)
mother-in-law umkhwekazi (husband's mother)
umamezala (wife's mother)
brother-in-law umlamu
sister-in-law umlamu

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