indaba

indaba

[in-dah-bah]
noun
a conference or consultation between or with native peoples of South Africa.

Origin:
1890–95; < Zulu indaba, izindaba (with implosive b) matter for discussion, affair, account

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Indaba (ɪnˈdɑːbə)
 
n
1.  anthropol, history (among Bantu peoples of southern Africa) a meeting to discuss a serious topic
2.  informal (South African) a matter of concern or for discussion
 
[C19: from Zulu: topic]

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