Mzansi Taal

What is Mzansi Taal?

Mzansi (n) – means South Africa.

Taal (n) – means language.

Mzansi Taal is an online South African Lingo Dictionary and Encyclopedia. The content is ever-growing and new terms and phrases are published every day.

Mission and objectives

  • To educate the user about the various lingo terms and phrases that are widely used in South Africa.
  • To preserve and promote the unique use of language in South Africa.
  • To remain as recent, accurate and as credible as possible.

Why we do what we do?

South Africa is best known for its diversity and variety in cultures and language, which has brought about a large vocabulary of widely used terms and phrases that are not recognised by traditional dictionaries.

Mzansi Taal exists to close that gap.

How you can contribute

You can sign-up, log-in and start suggesting terms and phrases that you think should be published on the dictionary. Our editors will moderate the terms and publish it if it meets the criteria.

You may also share and post comments on certain terms/phrases that you really like.

Contact details

If you would like to talk to us for any suggestions, marketing related stuff or more feel free to send us an email to the address below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



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