Bantu peoples of South Africa

South African Bantu-speaking peoples are the majority of black South Africans. Occasionally grouped as Bantu, the term itself is derived from the word for "people" common to many of the Bantu languages. The Oxford Dictionary of South African English describes its contemporary usage in a racial context as "obsolescent and offensive" because of its strong association with white minority rule with their apartheid system. However, Bantu is used without pejorative connotations in other parts of Africa and is still used in South Africa as the group term for the language family.

Black South Africans, South African Bantu-speaking peoples
One of the seven terracotta artifacts referred to as the Lydenburg heads (c. 500 CE)
Total population
48,153,727[1]
80.8% of South Africa's Population
Languages
Religion
Related ethnic groups

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