Mfowethu, uma ungibukisisa ungasho ukuthi ngimnyama, yena umlungu umhlophe ngempela?
My brother, if you look carefully at me, would you really say that I am black and that the white man is white?
Umyeko wezinwele umhlophe wu ngubuhlalu
The hair of the diviner is sparkling white with beads
Umuhle kunezihlabathi zolwandle || Umhlophe kunobisi lwezimazi zakwethu [imigqa emi-2 yenkondlo]
You are prettier than the sands of the sea || You are whiter than the milk of our cows [two lines of poetry]