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Swati (actually siSwati, also: Swati, Swazi ) is a common in the Republic of South Africa and Swaziland Bantu language.
It belongs to the subgroup of the Nguni languages , which also includes isiZulu, isiXhosa and isiNdebele. These languages are so closely related that a mutual understanding between the speaker groups is largely without problems. " The differentiation of the Nguni languages into various independent languages has less linguistic rather than political causes. " (M. Reh: Nguni languages . In: H. Bliss ( ed.): Metzler Lexikon Sprache Bamberg 1993, p 418. )