Bhaca language

Bhaca (Baca) is a Bantu language of South Africa.[2] Traditionally considered a dialect of Swati, it is closer to Zulu, Phuthi and Xhosa.[3][4] It is spoken southeast of Lesotho, where Sotho, Xhosa and Zulu meet, mainly around Mount Frere, Mzimkhulu, and to a lesser extent in Mount Ayliff, Matatiele, Harding, Bulwer, Underberg, Highflats, Umzinto, Umzumbe and Ixopo.

Native toSouth Africa
EthnicityBhaca people
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bhaca". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ a b Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  3. ^ Jordan, Archibald C. (1942). "Some features of the phonetic and grammatical structure of Baca". Masters Dissertation. University of Cape Town.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  4. ^ Swazi at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)