Viewers love that #Scandal introduced them to the Khelobedu language

Viewers love that #Scandal introduced them to the Khelobedu language

Mthunzi's nurse, Sewela, speaks a language that isn't that familiar to many South African ears - Khelobedu. 'Scandal' fans are happy that the soap is introducing them to the language and reflecting Mzansi's diversity.

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Mthunzi's nurse, Sewela, is speaking Khelobedu, one of the lesser-known languages in South Africa and viewers are enjoying hearing it.

Khelobedu is a language spoken by the Balobedu tribe in Limpopo and is a 'non-Pedi' dialect of Northern Sotho.

It's not a language often heard on our screens so Scandal! fans are happy to get treated to it when Sewela is poking her nose into the Langa family's business.

She was making a joke about Xolile when she made Mthunzi chuckle - almost giving away that he's actually faking the severity of his bad health.

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Some of the show's fans took to Twitter to express how much they like hearing Khelobedu, and gathered a handful of them here:

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@nwamawila - Beautiful language from Tzaneen... Khilobedu.. queen Modjadji's language

@Red_Offishal - That's some deep sepedi

@e81a9489f1114c4 - Never thot I would ready subtitles bcos m familiar wit sepedi bcos I speak sesotho mara we dat lady speaks I cnt hear a thing,glad scandal is introducing other languages like khelobedu,maybe next time bring khoisan language so we keep on learning

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