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umlungu

/ (ʊmˈlʊŋɡʊ) /
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noun
Southern African a white man: used esp as a term of address
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Word Origin for umlungu

Nguni

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How to use umlungu in a sentence

  • The tone apart, to address his master as Umlungu—meaning simply ‘white man’—was to invite—well, a breach of the peace.

  • “He is not afraid, Umlungu,” answered the man, with a wave of the hand.

    A Frontier Mystery|Bertram Mitford
  • What is your will, Umlungu (white man), that you are up before the sun?

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