EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Zulu índaba (affair, issue, matter; piece of news; story), from ín- (class 9 noun prefix) + -daɓa (stem meaning ‘affair, matter’).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

indaba (plural indabas)

  1. (South Africa)
    1. A tribal conference held by Nguni leaders.
    2. (by extension) Any conference, discussion, or meeting.
    3. Chiefly in one's own or someone's indaba: a concern, matter, or problem.
  2. (by extension, Scouting) An international conference of Scout leaders.

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ indaba, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, March 2019; “indaba, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  2. ^ indaba” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th revised edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN; reproduced on TheFreeDictionary.com, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.: Farlex, Inc., 2003–2021.

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AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of India +‎ baba. Compare the dialectal form indibaba.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /indaba/, [ĩn̪.d̪a.β̞a]

NounEdit

indaba inan

  1. bean, green bean

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ alubia” in Euskararen Herri Hizkeren Atlasa, euskaltzaindia.eus

Further readingEdit

  • indaba” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • indaba” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Southern NdebeleEdit

NounEdit

índaba 9 (plural iíndaba 10)

  1. matter, issue

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

índaba 9 (plural iíndaba 10)

  1. matter
  2. piece of news

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

índaba 9 (plural izíndaba 10)

  1. matter, issue, affair
  2. piece of news
  3. story
    Synonym: inganekwane

InflectionEdit

Class 9/10
Singular Plural
Full form indaba izindaba
Locative endabeni ezindabeni
Singular Plural
Full form indaba izindaba
Simple form ndaba zindaba
Locative endabeni ezindabeni
Copulative yindaba yizindaba
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wendaba owendaba wezindaba owezindaba
Class 2 bendaba abendaba bezindaba abezindaba
Class 3 wendaba owendaba wezindaba owezindaba
Class 4 yendaba eyendaba yezindaba eyezindaba
Class 5 lendaba elendaba lezindaba elezindaba
Class 6 endaba awendaba ezindaba awezindaba
Class 7 sendaba esendaba sezindaba esezindaba
Class 8 zendaba ezendaba zezindaba ezezindaba
Class 9 yendaba eyendaba yezindaba eyezindaba
Class 10 zendaba ezendaba zezindaba ezezindaba
Class 11 lwendaba olwendaba lwezindaba olwezindaba
Class 14 bendaba obendaba bezindaba obezindaba
Class 15 kwendaba okwendaba kwezindaba okwezindaba
Class 17 kwendaba okwendaba kwezindaba okwezindaba

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