Makonde

noun
Ma·kon·de | \ məˈkōn(ˌ)dā \
plural Makonde or Makondes

Definition of Makonde 

1a : a Bantu-speaking people of southeastern Tanganyika Territory and northern Mozambique known especially for their sculptured masks

b : a member of such people

2 : konde

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