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dumela

sentence substitute
  1. Southern African hello; good morning
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Word Origin

Sotho
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Historical Examples

  • Dumela glanced at me impatiently, eke somewhat contemptuously.

    A Veldt Vendetta

    Bertram Mitford

  • You are a Tembu, Dumela; how then can you bring me a man of another tribe, and vouch for him as good?

    A Veldt Vendetta

    Bertram Mitford

  • Here we came up with Dumela, who had started on ahead, and had made the distance in most excellent time.

    A Veldt Vendetta

    Bertram Mitford

  • Dumela came upon the fresh spoor as he was out looking after that sick cow down in the kloof by Aasvogel Krautz.

    A Veldt Vendetta

    Bertram Mitford

  • Giving no further thought to old Dumela, we fared forth over the moonlit veldt.

    A Veldt Vendetta

    Bertram Mitford