Southern Bantu languages(Redirected from Southern Bantu)
The Southern Bantu languages are a large group of Bantu languages, largely validated in Janson (1991/92). They are nearly synonymous with Guthrie's Bantu zone S, apart from the exclusion of Shona and the inclusion of Makhuwa. They include all of the important Bantu languages of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique, with outliers such as Lozi in Zambia and Namibia, and Ngoni in Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi.
|South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland|
Language groups are followed by their code in the Guthrie classification.
- Makua (P30)
- Chopi (S60)
- Nguni languages (S40)
- Sotho–Tswana (S30 + K20):
- Tswa–Ronga (S50):
- Venda (S20)
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A writing system, called Isibheqe Sohlamvu or Ditema tsa Dinoko, has been proposed for the Southern Bantu languages. It is a featural system arranged into syllable blocks and has a geometric appearance based on the traditional symbolic design forms of the region, such as are to be found in Sesotho litema, or IsiZulu amabheqe.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Southern Bantu – Makuao". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Tore Janson (1991-92) "Southern Bantu and Makua", Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika (SUGIA) Vol. 12/13: 63-106, Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, Cologne 
- "IsiBheqe". isibheqe.org. 2015-08-23. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
- "Isibheqe Sohlamvu: An Indigenous Writing System for Southern Bantu Languages" (PDF). linguistics.org.za. 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
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