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

Word History


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

Dictionary Entries Near indaba

Cite this Entry

“Indaba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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