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ow to ask: what is your name? in all 11 official SA languages

How to ask: what is your name? in all 11 official SA languages

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A name is a word or set of words by which a person or thing is known, addressed, or referred to.

People have names for identification purposes and also for referencing lineage.

We meet new people wherever we go. We can be hesitant in asking people their name because we are self conscious.

Sometimes there are situations when we have already met the person but forgotten their name.

Here is a list of How to ask people’s names in all 11 official South African languages.

1 English

What is your name?

2 Afrikaans

Wat is jou naam?

3 Ndebele

ungubani ibizo lakho?

4 Xhosa

ungubani igama lakho?

5 Zulu

ubani igama lakho?

6 Sepedi

leina la gago ke mang?

7 Sesotho

lebitso la hao ke mang?

8 Setswana

leina la gago ke mang?

9 Siswati

Ngubani ligama lakho?

10 Tshivenda

dzina ḽaṋu ndi nnyi?

11 Xitsonga

xana i mani vito ra wena?

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