From Xhosa abelungu, Zulu abelungu, plural of umlungu.
abelungu (countable and uncountable, plural abelungu)
- (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.
abelungu class 2
- Plural form of umlungu.