Maphanga clan names derive from the Zulu people of South Africa. These clan names have been in existence for centuries and help preserve Zulu culture and heritage.
Maphanga clan names are not simply surnames but rather a naming system which honours the Zulu ancestors, and which runs across multiple families.
Izithakazelo Zakwa Maphanga
Osidlabehlezi bakaKhondlo kaPhakathwayo,
Abathi bedla, babeyenga umuntu ngendaba
Abathi “dluya kubeyethwe”,
Kanti bahlinza imbuzi,
Bathi umlobokazi ubeyethe kayikhuni,
Ngokulandel’ izinkomo zamadoda,