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indaba

[ in-dah-bah ]
/ ɪnˈdɑ bɑ /
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noun

a conference or consultation between or with native peoples of South Africa.

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Origin of indaba

1890–95; <Zulu indaba, izindaba (with implosive b) matter for discussion, affair, account
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Indaba
/ (ɪnˈdɑːbə) /

noun

anthropol history (among Bantu peoples of southern Africa) a meeting to discuss a serious topic
Southern African informal a matter of concern or for discussion

Word Origin for Indaba

C19: from Zulu: topic
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