from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting the eastern part of Cape Province, South Africa.
  • n. The Nguni language of this people, closely related to Zulu.

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  • n. Any member of a Bantu people from South Africa, most of whom live in the Eastern Cape.
  • proper n. The language of these people; related to Zulu

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Bantu language closely related to Zulu
  • n. a community of Negroid people in southern South Africa
  • n. a member of the Negroid people of southern South Africa


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