|Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba||[Here comes a lion, Father]|
|Sithi uhm ingonyama||[Oh yes, it's a lion]|
|Nants ingonyama bagithi baba|
|Sithi uhhmm ingonyama|
|Siyo Nqoba||[We're going to conquer]|
|Ingonyama nengw' enamabala||[A lion and a leopard come to this open place]|
The opening lyrics of “The Circle of Life” are lines translated into and sung in A REAL LANGUAGE; one that is spoken by over 10 million people, including 95% of South Africa. The opening of “The Circle of Life” is in Zulu, the language of the Zulu people.
The verse above contains the actual words, along with the English translation.