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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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See also bantu

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English

Etymology

The plural of Nguni word ntu 'person' (using plural prefix "ba"), meaning "people"; often used to describe a language family.

Proper noun

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Singular
Bantu

Plural
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Bantu

  1. the largest African language family of the Niger-Congo group, spoken in much of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. General term for African ethnic groups speaking a Bantu language and their members.
  3. (South African: historical, now unacceptable/derogatory) A black South African.

Usage notes

Black South Africans were at times officially called "Bantus" by the Apartheid regime. New legislation and documents from the South African government have replaced "Bantu" with "Black" due to its derogative past. Outside Southern Africa the term is still widely used as a term for the Bantu-speaking peoples.

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Anagrams

  • Anagrams of abntu
  • tabun







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