Word of the Day

A crash course in isiZulu

October 12, 2015

Sawubona [sah-wu-BONE-ah]

This is a greeting for a single person, literally meaning "we see you".

To greet people (plural) is "Sanibona" [sah-knee-BONE-ah].


In isiZulu culture, greetings are of the utmost importance and establish that you are a person who is caring, considerate, and respectful. A person who constantly exemplifies all of these character traits is said to be/have 'ubuntu'. For a little reading on this topic check the Wikipedia link below.