induna

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

índúna class 9 (plural ízindúna class 10)

  1. male animal
  2. headman

Inflection[edit]

Class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form induna izinduna
Locative enduneni ezinduneni
Singular Plural
Full form induna izinduna
Simple form nduna zinduna
Locative enduneni ezinduneni
Copulative yinduna yizinduna
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wenduna owenduna wezinduna owezinduna
Class 2 benduna abenduna bezinduna abezinduna
Class 3 wenduna owenduna wezinduna owezinduna
Class 4 yenduna eyenduna yezinduna eyezinduna
Class 5 lenduna elenduna lezinduna elezinduna
Class 6 enduna awenduna ezinduna awezinduna
Class 7 senduna esenduna sezinduna esezinduna
Class 8 zenduna ezenduna zezinduna ezezinduna
Class 9 yenduna eyenduna yezinduna eyezinduna
Class 10 zenduna ezenduna zezinduna ezezinduna
Class 11 lwenduna olwenduna lwezinduna olwezinduna
Class 14 benduna obenduna bezinduna obezinduna
Class 15 kwenduna okwenduna kwezinduna okwezinduna
Class 17 kwenduna okwenduna kwezinduna okwezinduna

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