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indaba

[in-dah-bah] /ɪnˈdɑ bɑ/
noun
1.
a conference or consultation between or with native peoples of South Africa.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Zulu indaba, izindaba (with implosive b) matter for discussion, affair, account
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Indaba

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