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Sepedi - Northern Sotho
ISO 639-3: nso
||3,695,846 in South Africa (1996 census). Population total all countries: 3,709,717.
||Transvaal, south and central. Also spoken in Botswana.
||Pedi, Sepedi, Transvaal Sotho
||Masemola (Masemula, Tau), Kgaga (Kxaxa, Khaga), Koni (Kone), Tswene (Tsweni), Gananwa (Xananwa, Hananwa), Pulana, Phalaborwa (Phalaburwa, Thephalaborwa), Khutswe (Khutswi, Kutswe), Lobedu (Lubedu, Lovedu, Khelobedu), Tlokwa (Tlokoa, Tokwa, Dogwa), Pai, Dzwabo (Thabine-Roka-Nareng), Kopa, Matlala-Moletshi. Dialects Pai, Kutswe, and Pulana are more divergent and sometimes called 'Eastern Sotho'.
||Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, S, Sotho-Tswana (S.30), Sotho, Northern
||Taught in primary and secondary schools. Radio programs. TV. Bible: 1904–2000.
||Agriculturalists; miners; tourism. Christian, traditional religion.