Published July 15, 2017
This video was recorded by Musuweu Theron Kolokwe in Windhoek, Namibia, where he lives and works. His native language Subiya, also known as Kuhane, is spoken by as many as 31,000 people, primarily in the southern African nations of Namibia, Zambia, and Botswana. A member of the Bantu family of languages, Subiya is most closely related to languages like Tonga and Soli, both spoken primarily in Zambia. Subiya is one of the few Bantu languages that possesses so-called 'click' consonants, which feature prominently in the Khoisan languages, also indigenous to southern Africa.