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ˈbæn tuban·tu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bantu(noun)

    a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa

  2. Bantu, Bantoid language(adj)

    a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent

  3. Bantu(adj)

    of or relating to the African people who speak one of the Bantoid languages or to their culture

    "the Bantu population of Sierra Leone"


  1. Bantu(ProperNoun)

    the largest African language family of the Niger-Congo group, spoken in much of Sub-Saharan Africa.

  2. Bantu(ProperNoun)

    General term for African ethnic groups speaking a Bantu language and their members.

  3. Bantu(ProperNoun)

    (South African: historical, now unacceptable/derogatory) A black South African.

  4. Origin: The plural of Nguni word ntu 'person' (using plural prefix "ba"), meaning "people"; often used to describe a language family.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bantu

    ban′tōō, n. a native name sometimes applied to the South African family of languages and the peoples speaking these, including Kaffirs and Zulus, Bechuans, and the peoples from the Hottentot country to the Gulf of Guinea.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bantu

    the name of most of the races, with their languages, that occupy Africa from 6° N. lat. to 20° S.; are negroid rather than negro, being in several respects superior; the name, however, suggests rather a linguistic than an ethnological distinction, the language differing radically from all other known forms of speech—the inflection, for one thing, chiefly initial, not final.

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How to say bantu in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bantu in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bantu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of bantu in a Sentence

  1. Rogatien Kitenge:

    The message was badly conveyed, going so far as to say (to pygmy women) that it was necessary to start sleeping with Bantu men. the water might be calm, but you can have crocodiles inside.

Images & Illustrations of bantu

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