noun Etymology: Zulu, matter for discussion, affair Date: 1827 chiefly South African conference, parley

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  • indaba — [in dä′bä΄] n. [Zulu in daba, subject, matter] a council or conference, esp. between or with indigenous tribes of South Africa …   English World dictionary

  • Indaba — Una indaba (IPA: [i.nda.ɓa]) es una importante conferencia celebrada por la izinDuna ( principales hombres ) de los pueblos zulú y xhosa en Sudáfrica. Contenido 1 Origen 2 Uso actual 3 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Indaba — An indaba is an important conference held by the izinDuna (principal men) of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa. Such indabas may include only the izinDuna of a particular community or may be held with representatives of other communities …   Wikipedia

  • indaba — UK [ɪnˈdɑːbə] / US [ɪnˈdɑbə] noun [countable] Word forms indaba : singular indaba plural indabas South African 1) a political meeting, especially one that involves African people 2) informal a problem or serious worry …   English dictionary

  • indaba — /in dah bah/, n. a conference or consultation between or with native peoples of South Africa. [1890 95; < Zulu indaba, izindaba (with implosive b) matter for discussion, affair, account] * * * …   Universalium

  • indaba — noun a) An important conference held by leaders of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa. b) A problem, a concern …   Wiktionary

  • indaba — South African Slang Origin: Xhosa, Zulu and the other Nguni Languages conference (from Zulu, a matter for discussion ); has become a mainstream word in South African English …   English dialects glossary

  • indaba — n. conference or counseling between or with indigenous peoples of South Africa regarding an important issue; conference, palaver …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indaba — [ɪn dα:bə] noun S. African 1》 a discussion or conference. 2》 informal one s own problem or concern. Origin Xhosa and Zulu, discussion …   English new terms dictionary

  • indaba — in·da·ba …   English syllables

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