1(maternal uncle, i.e. the brother of a person's mother)umalumemy uncle — umalume wamyour uncle — umalume wakho
2(paternal uncle, i.e. the brother of a person's father)utatomncinciubawokaziutatomdalamy (junior) uncle — utatomncincimy (senior) uncle — utatomdalayour (junior) uncle — uyihlomncincihis (senior) uncle — uyihlomdala
In isiXhosa, there is no word that means exactly the same as the English 'uncle'. We have included some of the names for uncles here.