Nguni


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Ngu·ni

 (əng-go͞o′nē)
n. pl. Nguni or Ngu·nis
1. A member of a group of peoples of southern and southeast Africa, including the Swazi, Ndebele, Xhosa, and Zulu.
2. Any of the Bantu languages of the Nguni.

Nguni

(əŋˈɡuːnɪ)
n
(Languages) a group of Bantu languages of southern Africa, consisting chiefly of Zulu, Xhosa, and Swazi
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nguni - a group of southern Bantu languages
Bantoid language, Bantu - a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
Matabele, Ndebele - a Bantu language sometimes considered a dialect of Zulu
Swazi - a Bantu language closely related to Zulu
Xhosa - a Bantu language closely related to Zulu
Zulu - a Bantu language of considerable literary importance in southeastern Africa
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Here we saw over 118 cattle go on sale with 16 thoroughbred Boran, 30 crossbreeds, and about 60 Nguni cows.
Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means "to progress," "to move forward.
Our Ubuntu ontology has been expressed in the Nguni languages through the maxim of "Umuntu ungumuntu ngubuntu," which very loosely and very poorly translated means: "A person is a person among other persons or a person is a person only through their relationships with others.
3, "Dead Nguni beside the Road Outside Umtata" (2009), has by its morbid character far less claim to an anthropomorphic trope.
environs]; 2$ E of Mwingi [00[degrees]56'S 38[degrees]03'E] W of Nguni, xii.
Using ethnomathematics and the examination of different collections of divination tablets, bones, animal artifacts, and clothes, it can be concluded that the Zulu divination system can be linked with not only other Nguni sub-cultures such as the Sotho and Pedi but also with the Sikidy divination in Madagascar.
Plusieurs dirigeants vietnamiens et personnalites etrangeres rendaient hommage, hier, au legendaire general Vo Nguni Giap, au moment oE commencaient les funerailles d'Etat de ce heros de l'independance vietnamienne, decede la semaine derniere a l'age de 102 ans.
The venue: The ceremony and reception both took place in Nguni, Kenya, on August 26 with a party two weeks later in Hull, the bride's home town.
Previously, the tannery's typical output consisted of semi-cured products from bovine wet blue (full substance, grain-split, drop-split and nguni hair-on), sheep skin and bovine finished leather but has recently extended their curing process to include products like cattle hides, sheep skins, goat skins, game skins as well as doing contract tanning.