Venda love poem
Tshinepe tshanu kha tshivhoni,
Ndi tshirendo tshanda tshavhudisa,
Mara, tavhanyani ngauri tshi ya phinyela,
Ndi zwanga zwauri "ndi ya ni funa"
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Poetry translated into Tshivenda (Venda, Cevenda, Chivenda, Luvenda, Guvhu, Ilafuri, Lembetu, Manda, Mbedzi, Phani, Tavha-Tsindi, Tavhatsindi, Autonym : Tshivenḓa (Tshivenda)). This Bantu language, official in South Africa and Zimbabwe, count a total of 1.4 million speakers.
The Vendas of the Bantoustan Venda, live in an state became "independent" in 1979, located in northern South Africa and created to collect those people who originally came from the Congo. The Vendas or Bavendas are livestock breeders and farmers. Their livestock has had an essential role in all their transactions, particularly in matrimonial exchanges. They were grouped in villages centered on a square, and in quarters (kraals). They were divided into patrilineal and patrilocal lineages, and also into matrilineages whose function was relative to ancestor worship.