umlungu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Zulu umlungu.

Noun[edit]

umlungu (plural umlungus or abelungu)

  1. (South Africa, often derogatory) white person
    • 1992, Colin Bender, Makapan odyssey (page 166)
      No, the average Bantu always had a dilemma; live with the wild tribes and never know when some witchdoctor's tagati would strike him down; or live with the umlungus and respect his authority (and his sjambok).

Zulu[edit]

Noun[edit]

umlungu class 1/2 (plural abelungu)

  1. white person

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