The language spoken in Wakanda is Xhosa, an official language of South Africa and Zimbabwe and that John Kani who played King T’Chaka is a native speaker

‘Avengers: Infinity War’: What Are the Wakandan Soldier’s Chanting in New Footage?

Marvel Studios released a new television spot for the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War today. The spot contained a ton of new footage with a particularly focus on Wakanda, complete with T’Challa and the Wakandan forces chanting before charging into action.

In the new footage — which you can check out in the video above — we see the Wakandan forces as lead by T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) just before they run headlong into the fight against Thanos’ forces as they invade Wakanda. As they stand there, they are heard chanting. It sounds like they are chanting the word “yibambe”, a word with real-world meaning.

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wakanda is a fictional African nation, the language spoken in it is… Continue Reading