ubuntu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Loanword from the Zulu and Xhosa languages.

Noun[edit]

ubuntu ‎(uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) A South African ideology focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other

Translations[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ubuntu m (uncountable)

  1. (politics) ubuntu (ideology focusing on people’s allegiances and relations)

Xhosa[edit]

Noun[edit]

ubuntu class 14 (uncountable)

  1. humaneness, solidarity

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ubu- +‎ umuntu.

Noun[edit]

ubuntu class 14 ‎(uncountable)

  1. humanity, the human race
  2. humanity, human nature
  3. humaneness, solidarity

Inflection[edit]

Class 14
Singular Plural
Full form ubuntu
Simple form buntu
Locative ebuntwini
Copulative ngubuntu
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Class 1 wobuntu
Class 2 bobuntu
Class 3 wobuntu
Class 4 yobuntu
Class 5 lobuntu
Class 6 obuntu
Class 7 sobuntu
Class 8 zobuntu
Class 9 yobuntu
Class 10 zobuntu
Class 11 lwobuntu
Class 14 bobuntu
Class 15 kwobuntu
Class 17 kwobuntu

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