Bantu: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ban't), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -tus, -tu,
  1. a member of any of several Negroid peoples forming a linguistically and in some respects culturally interrelated family in central and southern Africa.
  2. 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.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Bantu or the Bantu peoples.
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