Bantu

Definition of Bantu

Ban´tu
prop. n.1.A member of one of the great family of Negroid tribes occupying equatorial and southern Africa. These tribes include, as important divisions, the Kafirs, Damaras, Bechuanas, and many tribes whose names begin with Aba-, Ama-, Ba-, Ma-, Wa-, variants of the Bantu plural personal prefix Aba-, as in Ba-ntu, or Aba-ntu, itself a combination of this prefix with the syllable -ntu, a person; or as in Watusi.
2.the family of languages spoken by the Bantu people (definition 1).
adj.1.Of or pertaining to the Bantu language group Bantu (definition 2); as, Bantu languages.
2.of or pertaining to the Bantu people (definition 1).
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