IsiXhosa is also known as Xhosa
The Xhosa, also known as the Southern or Cape Nguni, are composed of numerous groups of people concentrated mainly in the former Transkei, Ciskei and Eastern Cape regions. As the other African languages it is a tonal language, other than western languages, it is governed by the noun - which dominates the sentence.
Family: Bantu (or rather Ntu) Language Family Group: South Eastern Bantu (or rather Ntu) Subgroup: Nguni
The most distinct variety is isiMpondo (isiNdrondroza). Other dialects include: Thembu, Bomvana, Mpondimise, Rharhabe, Gcaleka, Xesibe, Bhaca, Cele, Hlubi, Ntlangwini, Ngqika, Mfengu.
Around 7 196 118 people in South Africa use it as their home language.