Bantu

noun Ban·tu \ ˈban-(ˌ)tü , ˈbän- \

Definition of Bantu

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

Origin and Etymology of bantu

ba-, a plural noun classifier + -ntu, noun base meaning "person" in several Bantu languages


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