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umlungu

/ʊmˈlʊŋɡʊ/
noun
1.
(South African) a white man: used esp as a term of address
Word Origin
Nguni
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  • What is your will, umlungu (white man), that you are up before the sun?

    Black Heart and White Heart H. Rider Haggard
  • “He is not afraid, umlungu,” answered the man, with a wave of the hand.

    A Frontier Mystery Bertram Mitford
  • The tone apart, to address his master as umlungu—meaning simply ‘white man’—was to invite—well, a breach of the peace.

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford

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