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There are roughly 11 million speakers of Zulu (or isiZulu), the vast majority of whom live in South Africa, mostly in the KwaZuluNatal and Gauteng provinces in the east of South Africa. There are also speakers in at least 6 other territories, including Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique and the United Kingdom.

Zulu is widely used in education, government and the media within South Africa.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak Zulu as a first language that live in that territory.

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