Family words in Xhosa

Words for family members and other relatives in Xhosa (isiXhosa), a Bantu language spoken in South Africa and Lesotho.

family usapho
parents abazali
father ubawo; utata
mother umama
children bamntwana
son nyana
daughter intombi
husband umyeni
wife inkosikazi
brother ubhuti; ubhradha
umkhuluwa (older)
umninawa (younger)
sister usista; udade
uncle umalume
aunt udadobawo (father's sister)
umakazi (mother's sister)
cousin umzala
nephew umtshana
niece umtshana
grandfather utatomkhulu
grandmother umakhulu
grandson umzukulu
granddaughter umzukulu

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