Zulu is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is the language of the Zulu people, with about 10 million speakers, the vast majority of whom live in South Africa. Zulu is the most widely spoken home language in South Africa, and it is understood by over 50% of its population. It became one of South Africa’s 11 official languages in 1994. It is spoken by about 9 million people mainly in Zululand and northern Natal in South Africa and also in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland.

The Zulu, like Xhosa and other Nguni people, have lived in South Africa for a long time. The Zulu language possesses several click sounds typical of Southern African languages, not found in the rest of Africa. The Nguni people have coexisted with other Southern tribes like the San and Khoi. Zulu, like most indigenous Southern African languages, was not a written language until the arrival of missionaries from Europe, who documented the language using the Latin script.

During the early 19th century Christian missionaries devised a way to write Zulu. The first Zulu Christian booklet was written by Newton Adams, George Newton and Aldin Grout in1837 and explained the spelling of Zulu words and the history of the Old Testament. The first Zulu version of the bible was produced in 1883 and in 1859 L. Grout published the first Zulu grammar book.


ProMosaik Trans offers translations from and into Zulu in the following fields:


  • Law and Contract Law
  • Patents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Cultural Sciences


Zulu Proverb: “You cannot know the good within yourself if you cannot see it in others.”


ProMosaik Trans Istanbul offers the following language combinations from and into Zulu:


English – Zulu


French – Zulu


German – Zulu


Spanish – Zulu


Italian –  Zulu




ProMosaik Trans also offers editing, interpreting, proofreading, and transcription services in Zulu.



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