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]

From in- +‎ -biza +‎ -o.

Noun[edit]

imbizo? class 9 (plural izimbizo class 10)

  1. assembly, gathering

Inflection[edit]

Class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form imbizo izimbizo
Locative embizweni ezimbizweni
Singular Plural
Full form imbizo izimbizo
Simple form mbizo zimbizo
Locative embizweni ezimbizweni
Copulative yimbizo yizimbizo
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wembizo owembizo wezimbizo owezimbizo
Class 2 bembizo abembizo bezimbizo abezimbizo
Class 3 wembizo owembizo wezimbizo owezimbizo
Class 4 yembizo eyembizo yezimbizo eyezimbizo
Class 5 lembizo elembizo lezimbizo elezimbizo
Class 6 embizo awembizo ezimbizo awezimbizo
Class 7 sembizo esembizo sezimbizo esezimbizo
Class 8 zembizo ezembizo zezimbizo ezezimbizo
Class 9 yembizo eyembizo yezimbizo eyezimbizo
Class 10 zembizo ezembizo zezimbizo ezezimbizo
Class 11 lwembizo olwembizo lwezimbizo olwezimbizo
Class 14 bembizo obembizo bezimbizo obezimbizo
Class 15 kwembizo okwembizo kwezimbizo okwezimbizo
Class 17 kwembizo okwembizo kwezimbizo okwezimbizo