Definitions

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  • n. A wilderness region, away from cities.

Etymologies

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Shona, literally "grasslands".

Examples

  • If perhaps you've been living under a rock somewhere, or in the bundu, as we say in Africa, you will not know that the FIFA World Cup is taking place from June 11th until July 11th in South Africa.

    Luso Mnthali: Fever Pitch: What the World Cup Means to Africa

  • Feeling that the place was so large it contained many untold tales and some hope and comedy and sweetness, too feeling that there was more to Africa than misery and terror I aimed to reinsert myself in the bundu, as we used to call the bush, and to wander the antique hinterland.

    Excerpt: Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

  • As I was saying, in those old undramatic days of my school - teaching in the bundu, folks lived their lives on bush paths at the ends of unpaved roads of red clay, in villages of grass-roofed huts.

    Excerpt: Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

  • Bresler claimed Koeries was "insane" by convicting his daughter, and the judgment was an example of "bundu justice."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Trudy Thomas's promise that "every dorpie, every rural area, every bundu has got to have access to an ambulance".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Then they "walk the line", bundu-bashing down the steep slope, forest to the right, hell to the left.

    Guardian Online

  • BMW will certainly be the first to agree that its X offerings are in no way meant to be bundu-bashers.

    Motoring

  • Johannesburg - Western Cape police on Monday cautioned Khayelitsha residents against vigilantism, saying "bundu courts" were not the answer.

    News24 Top Stories

  • Police fear "bundu courts" have been revived, claiming the lives of four suspected criminals at the hands of vigilantes in the community.

    IOL: News

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