Zulu

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See also: zulu, zulú, zulù, and żulu

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Zulu.

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Noun[edit]

Zulu

  1. Code word for the letter Z in the NATO/ICAO spelling alphabet

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  1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.3, Figure 5–1

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Zulu umZulu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzuːluː/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Zulu

  1. An African ethnic group living mainly in the KwaZulu-Natal Province in eastern South Africa.
  2. (uncountable) The language of these people, a Bantu language; isiZulu.
    Synonym: isiZulu

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Noun[edit]

Zulu (countable and uncountable, plural Zulu or Zulus)

  1. (countable) An individual member of the Zulu people.
  2. The letter Z in the ICAO spelling alphabet
  3. A designation for time along the prime meridian; UTC; Zulu time.
    • Noon MST is 19:00 Zulu.

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Adjective[edit]

Zulu (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the Zulu people, culture, or language.

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Chichewa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ngoni; compare Zulu umZulu.

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Zúlu

  1. A surname, from Ngoni​.

Statistics[edit]

According to data collected by Forebears in 2014, Zulu was the 4th most common surname in Zambia (212 468 persons = 1.4 percent of the population) and the 53rd most common surname in Malawi (23227 persons = 0.1 percent of the population).


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Etymology[edit]

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Zulu ? (plural Zulu's)

  1. (law enforcement, slang) police helicopter
    Synonym: politiehelikopter