ubuntu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Loanword from Zulu ubuntu (humanity) and Xhosa ubuntu (humaneness, solidarity).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʊˈbʊntuː/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ubuntu (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) A Nguni Bantu ideology focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other.
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Translations[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ubuntu m (uncountable)

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

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ubu- +‎ umntu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

úbúntu 14

  1. humaneness, solidarity

Inflection[edit]

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Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ubu- +‎ umuntu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ubúntu 14

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

Inflection[edit]

Class 14
Singular Plural
Full form ubuntu
Locative ebuntwini
Singular Plural
Full form ubuntu
Simple form buntu
Locative ebuntwini
Copulative ngubuntu
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wobuntu owobuntu
Class 2 bobuntu abobuntu
Class 3 wobuntu owobuntu
Class 4 yobuntu eyobuntu
Class 5 lobuntu elobuntu
Class 6 obuntu awobuntu
Class 7 sobuntu esobuntu
Class 8 zobuntu ezobuntu
Class 9 yobuntu eyobuntu
Class 10 zobuntu ezobuntu
Class 11 lobuntu olobuntu
Class 14 bobuntu obobuntu
Class 15 kobuntu okobuntu
Class 17 kobuntu okobuntu

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