indaba

[ in-dah-bah ]
/ ɪnˈdɑ bɑ /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. incyclophoria,
  2. ind,
  3. ind-,
  4. ind.,
  5. ind.e.,
  6. indagate,
  7. indamine,
  8. indanedione,
  9. indanthrene,
  10. indapamide

Origin of indaba

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

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British Dictionary definitions for indaba

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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