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Zulu

[zoo-loo] /ˈzu lu/
noun, plural Zulus (especially collectively) Zulu for 1.
1.
a member of a Nguni people living mainly in Natal, Republic of South Africa.
2.
the Bantu language of the Zulu.
3.
a word used in communications to represent the letter Z.
adjective
4.
of or relating to the Zulus or their language.
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British Dictionary definitions for Zulu

Zulu

/ˈzuːlʊ; -luː/
noun
1.
(pl) -lus, -lu. a member of a tall Negroid people of SE Africa, living chiefly in South Africa, who became dominant during the 19th century due to a warrior-clan system organized by the powerful leader, Shaka
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family, closely related to Swazi and Xhosa
3.
(communications) a code word for the letter z
Word Origin
from Zulu amaZulu people of the sky
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Word Origin and History for Zulu

1824, a native name.

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