Northern Sotho Localisation Manual


South Africa has 11 official languages of which Northern Sotho is one. It is spoken by nearly 5 million people, mainly in the South African provinces of Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, and it is a home language to 9,4% of the population.
For more information, see the census of 2024:

Northern Sotho falls under the Bantu Language Family which belongs to the Niger-Congo group. It is closely related to two other languages in the Sotho language group: Southern Sotho and Tswana.

This manual is written in English with examples in Northern Sotho, to be able to replicate in the future with other African Languages.

The manual was developed by Pheledi Mathibela and

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