LANGUAGES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Giggles continually surround the Languages class as students practice various clicks and uncommon letter combinations of the Xhosa and Zulu languages. These two languages are closely related in the Bantu language group and involve three different clicks. As the students repeatedly practice the palatal click, similar to the noise made to encourage a horse, their confidence in using the greetings and expression phrases expands. On a recent village tour the girls practiced Xhosa with the locals as they tried on traditional clothing, attempted to weave floor mats and delivered bread.