South Africa is known for its rich diversity in languages and culture. So to celebrate Women’s Month, we are featuring the word ‘woman’ in South Africa’s eleven official languages.

Mosadi – sePedi, seSotho and seTswana
Umfati – siSwatii
Musadzi – tshiVenda
Wansati – xiTsonga
Vrou – Afrikaans
Woman – English
Umfazi – isiNdebele and isiXhosa
Owesifazane – isiZulu

Tell us: What is a woman called in your language?