Believe it or not, French and Xhosa have similar or exact words. It’s a small world, right?

letter U

The letter U is the same in sound. However, we must remember that there is also an another additional pronunciation for the letter U in French.


Xhosas say, “kaka” . The french say, “caca”. Pronounced the same way in both languages.


There are similar girl names. The Xhosa have Yonela and Onela. The French have Ornella.


Both have people with the surname Jack. The Xhosa inherited it through colonisation, of course.

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