Does Anyone Know the Origin and Meaning of Zimbole?

Maria wrote asking for info about the song, "Zimbole".  Here’s her email:

I have been trying in vain to find the meaning of the African folk song “Zimbole”.  I believe it’s an Zulu word for peace but I’m not sure and I can’t find any information anywhere!   There are videos on youtube of kids singing this song, but no info.  Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!  I love your website.  I have consulted it many times.  Thank you so much!

Here’s a video of the song…

If anyone can help us identify where this song is from, what language it’s in and/or what it means, please let us know in the comments below.  We’d appreciate any info about this song!

Thanks in advance!

Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Does Anyone Know the Origin and Meaning of Zimbole?”

  1. Sophia Says:

    Zimbole is a family with great history. I’ve read about Zimbole in a book and luckily I found some details on this page https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=zimbole

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