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TikTok mom encourages mother tongue learning for South Africans

TikTok mom encourages mother tongue learning for South Africans

"THE struggle is real", reads the caption of one TikTok video in which South African mom Lungile Zenda tries to teach her daughter how to say a sentence in their native language, Zulu. It took 11-year-old Luyanda several tries before she correctly pronounced the phrase "I have a dog" ("Ngi nenja"). The video has over three million views, with many laughing emojis in the comments. But Zenda's humorous home Zulu teaching videos have also gained a following because viewers can relate. In South Africa, where English is the dominant language of work and education, some children are losing proficiency in…
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