mbube

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Zulu imbube ‎(lion) (uyimbube ‎(you are a lion)).

Noun[edit]

mbube ‎(uncountable)

  1. A style of a cappella choral music originating among the Zulus of South Africa.

Usage notes[edit]

Also used as the name of an iconic mbube song, whose title is more properly known in English as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (also "A-Wimoweh").