isibongo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Zulu isibongo.

Noun[edit]

isibongo (plural isibongos or izibongo)

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  1. A complimentary metonym used to describe members of a Zulu clan.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From isi- +‎ -bonga +‎ -o.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

isíbongo class 7 (plural izibôngo class 8)

  1. surname

Inflection[edit]

Class 7/8
Singular Plural
Full form isibongo izibongo
Locative esibongweni ezibongweni
Singular Plural
Full form isibongo izibongo
Simple form sibongo zibongo
Locative esibongweni ezibongweni
Copulative yisibongo yizibongo
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wesibongo owesibongo wezibongo owezibongo
Class 2 besibongo abesibongo bezibongo abezibongo
Class 3 wesibongo owesibongo wezibongo owezibongo
Class 4 yesibongo eyesibongo yezibongo eyezibongo
Class 5 lesibongo elesibongo lezibongo elezibongo
Class 6 esibongo awesibongo ezibongo awezibongo
Class 7 sesibongo esesibongo sezibongo esezibongo
Class 8 zesibongo ezesibongo zezibongo ezezibongo
Class 9 yesibongo eyesibongo yezibongo eyezibongo
Class 10 zesibongo ezesibongo zezibongo ezezibongo
Class 11 lwesibongo olwesibongo lwezibongo olwezibongo
Class 14 besibongo obesibongo bezibongo obezibongo
Class 15 kwesibongo okwesibongo kwezibongo okwezibongo
Class 17 kwesibongo okwesibongo kwezibongo okwezibongo