Bantu: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ban't), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -tus, -tu,
- a member of any of several Negroid peoples forming a linguistically and in some respects culturally interrelated family in central and southern Africa.
- a grouping of more than 500 languages of central and southern Africa, as Kikuyu, Swahili, Tswana, and Zulu, all related within a subbranch of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Kordofanian family.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Bantu or the Bantu peoples.
- bantu (Thesaurus)