The story of Tolika
So here I was asking myself a question "What is a squirrel in isiZulu, Mhhh". Aha! I know, I'll Google it. Squirrel in isiZulu tell me Google, tell me. After 30 minutes of searching and searching, I found nothing. Maybe there are no squirrels in Africa, Yeah it's an American animal, so I convinced myself.
I decided to call great great grandmother to confirm. What is a squirrel great great grand gogo?
It's a nsindane my son. NO! Are you for real gogo. Hehehe, you township kids know nothing, said great gogo.
Eish! So great Gogo revealed how moronius I was. I can't accept that, let me ask my fellow people what a squirrel is. HA! None of them know what nsindane is too and the sad part is they are not even ashamed of it.
Nsindane is one of many. What is a spider, an apple or an orange? Better yet, what are they in Xhosa , Ndebele , Swati , Afrikaans , Sotho , Pedi , Tswana , Tsonga , Venda or even Sign Language?
That is why tolika.co.za had to be created. - Mdu Ntuli