noun, plural Ban·tus, (especially collectively) Ban·tu.
Examples from the Web for bantu
It should be superfluous to say that the Bantu myth cannot possibly throw any tight on the real origin of totemism.The Secret of the Totem|Andrew Lang
The Amshara lacks the idea of righteousness, the Bantu the idea of holiness.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation|Ernst Von Dobschutz
The Bantu woman and the Australian zubra are not alluring, but they have never lacked suitors.
Happily, they made allowances for Bantu palsy, and did not hesitate to ignore it.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
Among the Bantu Kavirondo a father does not eat with his sons, nor do brothers eat together.
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.