noun Ban·tu \ˈban-(ˌ)tü, ˈbän-\
plural Bantu or Bantus

Definition of BANTU

:  a family of Niger-Congo languages spoken in central and southern Africa
:  a member of any of a group of African peoples who speak Bantu languages

Origin of BANTU

ba-, a plural noun classifier + -ntu, noun base meaning person in several Bantu languages
First Known Use: 1862


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