indaba

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Zulu indaba.

Noun[edit]

indaba ‎(plural indabas)

  1. An important conference held by leaders of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa.
  2. (South Africa) A problem, a concern.
  3. (Scouting) An international conference of Scout leaders.

See also[edit]


Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

indaba

  1. bean, green bean

Declension[edit]


Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

indaba class 9/10 ‎(plural izindaba)

  1. matter, issue, affair
  2. piece of news
  3. story

Inflection[edit]

Stem -daba, class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form índaba ízindaba
Locative éndabeni ézindabeni
Singular Plural
Full form índaba ízindaba
Simple form ndaba zindaba
Locative éndabeni ézindabeni
Copulative yíndaba yízindaba
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wéndaba ówéndaba wézindaba ówézindaba
Class 2 béndaba ábéndaba bézindaba ábézindaba
Class 3 wéndaba ówéndaba wézindaba ówézindaba
Class 4 yéndaba éyéndaba yézindaba éyézindaba
Class 5 léndaba éléndaba lézindaba élézindaba
Class 6 éndaba áwéndaba ézindaba áwézindaba
Class 7 séndaba éséndaba sézindaba ésézindaba
Class 8 zéndaba ézéndaba zézindaba ézézindaba
Class 9 yéndaba éyéndaba yézindaba éyézindaba
Class 10 zéndaba ézéndaba zézindaba ézézindaba
Class 11 lwéndaba ólwéndaba lwézindaba ólwézindaba
Class 14 béndaba óbéndaba bézindaba óbézindaba
Class 15 kwéndaba ókwéndaba kwézindaba ókwézindaba
Class 17 kwéndaba ókwéndaba kwézindaba ókwézindaba

Synonyms[edit]

(story):

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