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Translation Africa Blog - October 2014

Xhosa Dictionary Embraces New Words

Xhosa Dictionary Embraces New Words


This September, a new Xhosa-English dictionary was published by the Oxford University Press Southern Africa. The Xhosa word for ‘condom’ made it along with other new words adapted from modern language. In their article on The Times Live, Aphiwe de Klerk and Philani Nombembe state that after three years of research, the new Xhosa-English dictionary…

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