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Pedi

 

(also Bapedi, Northern Basuto), a people in southern Africa. Most live north of Pretoria, in the Republic of South Africa, and the rest in neighboring regions of the Republic of Botswana and Southern Rhodesia. The 1.5 million Pedi (1970, estimate) speak a Bantu language. They preserve traditional religious beliefs, including ancestor and nature worship, but some are Christians. The Pedi grow corn, sorghum, and legumes and raise cattle. Many also work in mines and industrial enterprises.

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A similar danger of under-decoding the discourse of Welcome to Our Hillbrow might arise if the Northern Sotho proverb "a corpse is always de-skinned on someone else's back" (45, letlalo la motho ga le bapolelwe fase is not detected as a proverb).
For example, Skeibakiba Lekgoathi, in his chapter on identity, censorship, and subversion on Northern Sotho Radio, recounts the words of H.
Interestingly, the suffix is also attested in Shona, Northern Sotho and Venda but, in these languages, is only used to encode feminine reference.
The issues relating to definite reference are considered relevant in Northern Sotho because definiteness as a grammatical category is viewed as the grammaticalisation of a semantic and pragmatic category of identifiability, which is available across languages (Lyons 1999).
I established a close relationship with four of the healers and have maintained a close friendship and working relationship with one of these key informants, a Northern Sotho diviner named Mrs Maponya whose knowledge of ubulawu made an important contribution to this study.
Two males and two females of Northern Sotho origin assisted the first author during the data collection.
The expression of locality in Northern Sotho is an often-discussed and well-researched issue.
The objective of this article is to describe the synchronic grammatical features of the Northern Sotho verb stem -ba as well as to indicate the diachronic developmental process of this language form.
Masenya provides a "bosadi" (womanhood: from Northern Sotho word "mosadi," meaning woman) reading of Proverbs 31:10-31.
The Moutse district near Groblersdal was home to some of the oldest Northern Sotho communities, with the Bantoane community claiming to have resided on the land since 1780.
In the summary of his article on aspects in Northern Sotho, Louwrens (1994: 116) concludes:

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