What does zulu mean?

Definitions for zulu
ˈzu luzu·lu

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word zulu.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Zulunoun

    a member of the tall Negroid people of eastern South Africa; some live in KwaZulu-Natal under the traditional clan system but many now work in the cities

  2. Zulunoun

    a community of Negroid people in eastern South Africa

  3. Zulunoun

    a Bantu language of considerable literary importance in southeastern Africa


  1. Zulunoun

    A word used in spoken communications to represent the letter Z.


  1. Zulunoun

    An individual member of the Zulu people.

  2. Zulunoun

    The letter Z in the ICAO spelling alphabet

  3. Zulunoun

    A designation for time along the prime meridian; UTC; Zulu time.

  4. Zuluadjective

    Pertaining to the Zulu people, culture, or language.

  5. Zulunoun

    An African ethnic group living mainly in the KwaZulu-Natal Province in eastern South Africa.

  6. Zulunoun

    The language of these people, a Bantu language; isiZulu.


  1. zulu

    Zulu refers to a couple of things: 1. Ethnic Group: The Zulu are an ethnic group and nation in South Africa, primarily inhabiting the KwaZulu-Natal province. They are the largest ethnic group in South Africa and have a rich history and distinctive culture. 2. Language: Zulu, or isiZulu, is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa and is spoken by the Zulu people. It is the most widely spoken home language in South Africa. 3. Time Zone: In military and aviation timekeeping, "Zulu" time refers to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). UTC is a standard, not a time zone, that enables synchronization across the globe without requiring changes for daylight saving time. The term "Zulu" is used to eliminate confusion about time zones, daylight saving adjustments, and to ensure that flight plans are coordinated on a global scale.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zulu

    zoo′loo, n. a branch of the great Bantu division of the human family, belonging to South Africa, conspicuous for physical and intellectual development.—adj. pertaining to the Zulus, their language, &c. [South African.]


  1. Zulu

    Zulu is a channel broadcasting platform that enables users to transmit information from Zulu's cloud to mobile devices or directly from one mobile device to another.

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  1. zulu

    Song lyrics by zulu -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by zulu on the Lyrics.com website.

  2. ZULU

    What does ZULU stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ZULU acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ZULU

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Zulu is ranked #75564 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Zulu surname appeared 255 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Zulu.

    89.8% or 229 total occurrences were Black.
    5.1% or 13 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zulu in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zulu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of zulu in a Sentence

  1. Nadia Thomas:

    My relative sent me a meme from the film' Zulu' where all the British soldiers took over South Africa and knelt, about to go into battle. It said,' me and the boys, hashtag taking the knee,'.

  2. Nomboniso Gasa:

    This man is laying the basis for a serious contestation that South Africa is going to have, he is pushing the boundaries. He has started with the most vulnerable - those who always suffer prejudice - but he's also saying to government and everybody else who is opposed to his absolute authority as a Zulu king: 'You watch it.'.

  3. Elroy James:

    I think most krewes, particularly, I know, for Zulu, we've been very proactive, leaning in, with respect to all of the safety protocols that have been in place since the onset of this thing, our float captains are confirming our riders are vaccinated. And part of the look for the 2022 Mardi Gras season is face masks.

  4. Picturing Mustafa:

    I went [ in Zulu ]' All hail the king ; bow down in the presence of the royal family.' It was inspired by a vision or dream that most of us South Africans were visualizing : Nelson Mandela taking the podium to become the first black president, so it's just a dual story that was happening at the same time -- and thankfully the chemistry worked and the magic happened.

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