SA Languages Word of the Day

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

The South African Word of the Day: Hayibo

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

SA Languages Word of the Day

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

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Hayibo: South African slang interjection indicating disbelief, moral disgust or surprise. As in ‘I don’t believe what I am seeing.’

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This week’s words of the day:

Monday, 28 November – Mampara

Tuesday, 29 November – Wena

Wednesday, 30 November – Ubuntu

Thursday, 1 December

Friday, 2 December

Last week:

Monday, 21 November – Babbalas

Tuesday, 22 November – Diski

Wednesday, 23 November – Makarapa

Thursday, 24 November – Shibobo

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