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dumela

/dʊˈmɛlə/
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1.
(South African) hello; good morning
Word Origin
Sotho
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  • The words of old dumela were humming through my brain, as I bent over the dead boy in quest of spoor.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford
  • dumela glanced at me impatiently, eke somewhat contemptuously.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford
  • Giving no further thought to old dumela, we fared forth over the moonlit veldt.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford
  • You are a Tembu, dumela; how then can you bring me a man of another tribe, and vouch for him as good?

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford
  • Here we came up with dumela, who had started on ahead, and had made the distance in most excellent time.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford
  • dumela came upon the fresh spoor as he was out looking after that sick cow down in the kloof by Aasvogel Krautz.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford

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