abelungu

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Xhosa abelungu, Zulu abelungu, plural of umlungu.

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NounEdit

abelungu (countable and uncountable, plural abelungu)

  1. (South Africa, now chiefly pejorative) White people collectively.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 27:
      Chief Joyi said that the African people lived in relative peace until the coming of the abelungu, the white people, who arrived from across the sea with fire-breathing weapons.

ZuluEdit

NounEdit

abelungu class 2

  1. Plural form of umlungu.
Last modified on 24 August 2013, at 01:59