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A group of Bantu-speaking people in South Africa and nearby, including the Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, and Ndebele nations: these nations are historically recent developments (1800 onward, roughly) from bands who moved around in southern Africa.

The Nguni languages are the corresponding languages, also known as isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, and siNdebele. They are part of the southernmost branch of the Bantu family.

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