Northern Sotho is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by about 4.2 million people in the South African provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
Northern Sotho is referred to as Pedi or Sepedi in South Africa. Pedi is one variety of Northern Sotho spoken by the Pedi people who live in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The Pedi dialect of Northern Sotho is also the basis for the written language.
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Information about Northern Sotho pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel
Batho ka moka ba belegwe ba lokologile le gona ba na le seriti sa go lekana le ditokelo. Ba filwe monagano le letswalo mme ba swanete go swarana ka moya wa bana ba mpa.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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