Xhosa-English/ English-Xhosa Dictionary & Phrasebook

Xhosa-English/ English-Xhosa Dictionary & Phrasebook

Mantoa Motinyane-Masoko, Aquina Mawadza


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There are over 6 million Xhosa speakers in South Africa, where the Xhosa people are the second largest cultural subgroup (after the Zulu). Xhosa is a tonal language known for its clicking sounds. This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to South Africa with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes 4,000 dictionary entries; phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers; essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business; and concise grammar and pronunciation sections.