imbizo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Zulu imbizo.

Noun[edit]

imbizo (plural imbizos or izimbizo)

  1. (South Africa) A forum for discussion of policy.
    • When the Zulu nation calls for an imbizo, it's generally a spectacular affair. These mass gatherings, often organised for social and political purposes, have an important role for this huge and powerful African tribe. [1]
    • Imbizo is a forum for enhancing dialogue and interaction between government and ... Imbizo also highlights people's concerns, grievances and advice about ..." [2]

Zulu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

imbizo class 9/10 (plural izimbizo)

  1. assembly, gathering

Inflection[edit]

Stem -bizo, class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form ímbizo ízimbizo
Locative émbizweni ézimbizweni
Singular Plural
Full form ímbizo ízimbizo
Simple form mbizo zimbizo
Locative émbizweni ézimbizweni
Copulative yímbizo yízimbizo
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wémbizo ówémbizo wézimbizo ówézimbizo
Class 2 bémbizo ábémbizo bézimbizo ábézimbizo
Class 3 wémbizo ówémbizo wézimbizo ówézimbizo
Class 4 yémbizo éyémbizo yézimbizo éyézimbizo
Class 5 lémbizo élémbizo lézimbizo élézimbizo
Class 6 émbizo áwémbizo ézimbizo áwézimbizo
Class 7 sémbizo ésémbizo sézimbizo ésézimbizo
Class 8 zémbizo ézémbizo zézimbizo ézézimbizo
Class 9 yémbizo éyémbizo yézimbizo éyézimbizo
Class 10 zémbizo ézémbizo zézimbizo ézézimbizo
Class 11 lwémbizo ólwémbizo lwézimbizo ólwézimbizo
Class 14 bémbizo óbémbizo bézimbizo óbézimbizo
Class 15 kwémbizo ókwémbizo kwézimbizo ókwézimbizo
Class 17 kwémbizo ókwémbizo kwézimbizo ókwézimbizo

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