noun, plural Ban·tus, (especially collectively) Ban·tu.
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Historical Examples of bantu
As the Bantu vary in aspect, so do they also in intelligence.Impressions of South Africa
Throughout this entire Bantu division the prefix U means a country.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
To the south of the Congo the various Bantu tribes are still little known.The Races of Man
Writing of a Bantu tribe, M. Jounod says, Most often taboos are inexplicable.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions
Mr. Frazer does not, of course, adopt the Bantu myth as settling the question.The Secret of the Totem
Word Origin for Bantu
1862, applied to south African language group in the 1850s by German linguist Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek (1827-1875), from native Ba-ntu "mankind," from ba-, plural prefix, + ntu "a man, person." Bantustan in a South African context is from 1949.