Reconstruction:Proto-Nguni/úmúntu

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This Proto-Nguni entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Nguni[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀ntʊ̀.

Noun[edit]

*úmúntu class 1

  1. person, human

Descendants[edit]

  • Northern Ndebele: umuntu
  • Phuthi: mutfu
  • Southern Ndebele: umuntu
  • Swazi: umuntfu
  • Xhosa: umntu
  • Zulu: umuntu