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Ndebele or isiNdebele is the second most spoken language in Zimbabwe. Ndebele is very similar to isiZulu, from South Africa as this is the same language with some minor variations. Northern Ndebele came to be, as a migration of Mzilikazi who left the Zulu-Land to settle North of KwaZulu Natal as it is said he was running away from Shaka the Zulu king's oppression. As Mzilikazi was traveling north he traded wives and I am guessing ideas with different tribes he came across as he looked for land to settle in. The land he settled in, he named mathebele land. In this land, where in, majority Zulus', and there where a mixture of Xhosas', vendas', Sothos, Stwanas all from what is no South Africa, and from the west he collected the Khalangas. When the British came to colonies Africa they segregated the mathebele people who initialy belonged to South Africa and Bostwana, to live with the shona people who now are claiming both their land which is mashona land and also claiming mathebele land which was land for the collective of Mandebele as the British had demarcated it as a whole, as then was called great Zimbabwe.
@Mabhenats: There have two Ndebele languages, a Northern one (used in Zimbabwe, code: nd) and a Southern one (used in South Africa, code: nr). Which one are you requesting? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:09, 14 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]