The Zulu Nation claims ownership to its native words, phrases, events, famous rulers, and traditional knowledge. Those interested in using Zulu traditional knowledge to market goods and services should contact Zulu IP Management at info@zuluipmanagement.com. Listed below are some items to which the Zulu Nation claims ownership.

Zulu Kings

Goodwill Zwelithini

Shaka

Dingane

Cetshwayo

Cultural expressions used to honour the Zulu Kings

Bayede!

Ndabezitha !

Hlangalomhlabathi!

Wena Wendlovu!

Isilo Samabandla

Ongangezwe lakhe

Ubhejane ephuma Esiqiwini

Zulu Craft

Ubuhlalu (beadwork)

Ukhamba (clay pot)

Ukhezo (wooden spoon)

Igula (calavash)

Isigubhu (Zulu drum)

Ivovo (Zulu sieve)

Zulu battles

Impi yase Sandlwana: Battle against the British Army (22/01/1879)

Impi yase Ncome (Battle of Blood River): battle fought against the Voertrekkers(16 /12/1838)

Stick Fighting

Umshiza (fighting stick) andihawu (shield)

Zulu Weaponry

Umkhonto (assegai)

Ikwa (short stabbing spear) and ihawu (shield)

Isagila (a heavy stick with a fist size end)

Clothing for males

Amashoba (cow tails worn on the upper arms and below the knees)

Isinene (front apron to cover the male genitals)

Ibheshu (rear apron)

Ungiyane (the head band worn by married men)

Injobo (a long animal skin worn on the hips)

Clothing for females

Isidwaba (the skirt worn by married women)

Ubuhlalu (traditional jewellery)

IsiCoco (Zulu headdress, fashion headgear hat for married Zulu women)

Zulu Ceremonies

Umkhosi womhlanga (the reed dance)

Umkhosi wokweshwama (the first fruit ceremony)

Umkhosi woselwa (sacred ritual)

Unduni – days of commemoration

Zulu Verbal Expressions

Isilo (an epithet of the Zulu king)

Izinkondlo (poetry)

Amahubo (psalms)

Izinganekwane (legends)

Iziphicaphicwano (riddles)

Ingoma (songs)

Izaga (proverbs)

Izisho (sayings)

Imikhosi kazulu –umzulu and uzulu, different between the Zulus and the Zulu people – very different.

Nubia – Zulu routes are from South Sudan

Zulu Dancing

Ukisina (different types)

Unkhosi umhlanga (reed dance – separate from Swazi King)

Zulu Homestead and Kraal

Umuzi (The layout out of the Zulu homestead consists of two concentric palisades of thorn trucks. The ‘beehive’ huts of family members are located inside the outer palisade and the cattle inside the inner palisade with a smaller enclosure for calves)

Sports

Usotho (Zulu war cry and nickname for Amazulu Football Club)

Thanda Royal Zulu Football Club

Ingxotha (award that King Shaka bestowed to warriors)