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 Nguni tribes who comprises of the ( Zulu, Swati and Xhosa) peoples of South Africa.
  2. (South Africa) A problem, a concern.
  3. (Scouting) An international conference of Scout leaders.

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Noun[edit]

indaba

  1. bean, green bean

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

índaba class 9 (plural izíndaba class 10)

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

Inflection[edit]

Class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form indaba izindaba
Locative endabeni ezindabeni
Singular Plural
Full form indaba izindaba
Simple form ndaba zindaba
Locative endabeni ezindabeni
Copulative yindaba yizindaba
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wendaba owendaba wezindaba owezindaba
Class 2 bendaba abendaba bezindaba abezindaba
Class 3 wendaba owendaba wezindaba owezindaba
Class 4 yendaba eyendaba yezindaba eyezindaba
Class 5 lendaba elendaba lezindaba elezindaba
Class 6 endaba awendaba ezindaba awezindaba
Class 7 sendaba esendaba sezindaba esezindaba
Class 8 zendaba ezendaba zezindaba ezezindaba
Class 9 yendaba eyendaba yezindaba eyezindaba
Class 10 zendaba ezendaba zezindaba ezezindaba
Class 11 lwendaba olwendaba lwezindaba olwezindaba
Class 14 bendaba obendaba bezindaba obezindaba
Class 15 kwendaba okwendaba kwezindaba okwezindaba
Class 17 kwendaba okwendaba kwezindaba okwezindaba

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