Sepedi is also known as Northern Sotho or Sesotho sa Leboa
The language Northern Sotho is mostly spoken Northern Province of South Africa. This language is often (as in the Constitution of South Africa) wrongly referred to as "Sepedi", while in actual fact the Sepedi is considered but a dialect of the the language "Northern Sotho". It is a member of the Sotho language group. Different dialect clusters are found in the Northern Sotho speaking area.
Family: Bantu (or rather Ntu) Language Family Group: South Eastern Bantu (or rather Ntu) Subgroup: Sotho
South Central (Kopa, Ndebele Sotho), Central (Pedi, Tau, Kone), North Western (Tlokwa, Hananwa, Matlala, Moleti, Mamabolo), North Eastern (Lobedu, Phalaborwa, Kgaga, Dzwabo) Eastern (Pai), and East Central (Pulana, Kutswe)
Around 3 695 846 people in South Africa use it as their home language.