induna

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Etymology[edit]

From Zulu induna.

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Noun[edit]

induna (plural indunas or izinduna)

  1. A South African tribal councillor or headman (under the king); someone in authority, a boss.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 75:
      Although we swore this fellow to secrecy, he went straight to the induna and revealed our secret.

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Noun[edit]

induna? class 9 (plural izinduna class 10)

  1. male animal
  2. headman

Inflection[edit]

Stem -dúna, class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form índúna ízindúna
Locative éndúneni ézindúneni
Singular Plural
Full form índúna ízindúna
Simple form ndúna zindúna
Locative éndúneni ézindúneni
Copulative yíndúna yízindúna
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wéndúna ówéndúna wézindúna ówézindúna
Class 2 béndúna ábéndúna bézindúna ábézindúna
Class 3 wéndúna ówéndúna wézindúna ówézindúna
Class 4 yéndúna éyéndúna yézindúna éyézindúna
Class 5 léndúna éléndúna lézindúna élézindúna
Class 6 éndúna áwéndúna ézindúna áwézindúna
Class 7 séndúna éséndúna sézindúna ésézindúna
Class 8 zéndúna ézéndúna zézindúna ézézindúna
Class 9 yéndúna éyéndúna yézindúna éyézindúna
Class 10 zéndúna ézéndúna zézindúna ézézindúna
Class 11 lwéndúna ólwéndúna lwézindúna ólwézindúna
Class 14 béndúna óbéndúna bézindúna óbézindúna
Class 15 kwéndúna ókwéndúna kwézindúna ókwézindúna
Class 17 kwéndúna ókwéndúna kwézindúna ókwézindúna

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