See also: ZULU, zulu, zulú, zulù, and żulu

TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From English Zulu.

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NounEdit

Zulu

  1. (international standards) NATO, ICAO, ITU & IMO phonetic alphabet code for the letter Z.

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  1. ^ DIN 5009:2022-06, Deutsches Institut für Normung, June 2022, page Anhang B: Buchstabiertafel der ICAO („Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet“)

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Zulu umZulu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzuːluː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːluː

Proper nounEdit

Zulu

  1. An African ethnic group living mainly in the KwaZulu-Natal Province in eastern South Africa.
  2. (uncountable) The language of these people, a Bantu language; isiZulu.
    Synonym: isiZulu

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Zulu (countable and uncountable, plural Zulu or Zulus)

  1. (countable) An individual member of the Zulu people.
  2. A designation for time along the prime meridian; UTC; Zulu time.
    • Noon MST is 19:00 Zulu.

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AdjectiveEdit

Zulu (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the Zulu people, culture, or language.

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ChichewaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ngoni; compare Zulu umZulu.

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Zúlu

  1. a surname from Ngoni

StatisticsEdit

According to data collected by Forebears in 2014, Zulu was the 4th most common surname in Zambia (212 468 persons = 1.4 percent of the population) and the 53rd most common surname in Malawi (23227 persons = 0.1 percent of the population).


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Zulu ? (plural Zulu's)

  1. (law enforcement, slang) police helicopter
    Synonym: politiehelikopter