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  • Tsotsi is a Sesotho slang word for a "thug" or "robber"
  • Nowadays in Soweto, possibly up to 500,000 youths speak tsotsitaal as their main language or one of their main languages
  • Only criminals at first could understand Tsotsitaal
  • Tsotsitaal spread first as a criminal language, as it had the power of insuring secrecy in the speech
  • Tsotsitaal, the original variety, is based on Afrikaans, in which were originally added Tswana terms, and later terms from Zulu
  • Tsotsitaal is a variety of mixed languages mainly spoken in the townships of Gauteng province, such as Soweto

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English Translation: jail

Language: Tsotsitaal

Jele means “Jail/prison” a building where criminals are forced to live as a punishment

English Translation: problem

Language: Tsotsitaal

Jive means “Problem” A source of difficulty;  a situation, person or thing that needs attention and needs to be dealt with or solved

English Translation: lie

Language: Tsotsitaal

Jutas means “Lie/speak falsely” to say or write something which is not true in order to deceive someone

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