indaba

noun

in·​da·​ba in-ˈdä-bə How to pronounce indaba (audio)
chiefly South Africa

Word History

Etymology

Zulu, matter for discussion, affair

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of indaba was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Indaba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indaba. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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