isibongo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From isi- +‎ -bonga +‎ -o.

Noun[edit]

isibongo class 7/8 (plural izibongo)

  1. surname

Inflection[edit]

Stem -bongo, class 7/8
Singular Plural
Full form ísibongo ízibongo
Locative ésibongweni ézibongweni
Singular Plural
Full form ísibongo ízibongo
Simple form sibongo zibongo
Locative ésibongweni ézibongweni
Copulative yísibongo yízibongo
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wésibongo ówésibongo wézibongo ówézibongo
Class 2 bésibongo ábésibongo bézibongo ábézibongo
Class 3 wésibongo ówésibongo wézibongo ówézibongo
Class 4 yésibongo éyésibongo yézibongo éyézibongo
Class 5 lésibongo élésibongo lézibongo élézibongo
Class 6 ésibongo áwésibongo ézibongo áwézibongo
Class 7 sésibongo ésésibongo sézibongo ésézibongo
Class 8 zésibongo ézésibongo zézibongo ézézibongo
Class 9 yésibongo éyésibongo yézibongo éyézibongo
Class 10 zésibongo ézésibongo zézibongo ézézibongo
Class 11 lwésibongo ólwésibongo lwézibongo ólwézibongo
Class 14 bésibongo óbésibongo bézibongo óbézibongo
Class 15 kwésibongo ókwésibongo kwézibongo ókwézibongo
Class 17 kwésibongo ókwésibongo kwézibongo ókwézibongo