Zulu


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Related to Zulu: Zulu time, Shaka Zulu

Zu·lu

 (zo͞o′lo͞o)
n. pl. Zulu or Zu·lus
1. A member of a Bantu people of southeast Africa, primarily inhabiting northeast Natal province in South Africa.
2. The Nguni language of this people, closely related to Xhosa.

Zu′lu adj.

Zulu

(ˈzuːlʊ; -luː)
npl -lus or -lu
1. (Peoples) a member of a tall Negroid people of SE Africa, living chiefly in South Africa, who became dominant during the 19th century due to a warrior-clan system organized by the powerful leader, Shaka
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family, closely related to Swazi and Xhosa
3. (Telecommunications) communications a code word for the letter z
[from Zulu amaZulu people of the sky]

Zu•lu

(ˈzu lu)

n., pl. -lus, (esp. collectively) -lu.
1. a member of a Nguni people living mainly in Natal, South Africa.
2. the Bantu language of the Zulu.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Zulu - a member of the tall Negroid people of eastern South Africa; some live in KwaZulu-Natal under the traditional clan system but many now work in the cities
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal - a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean; "Natal was renamed KwaZulu-Natal in 1994"
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
2.Zulu - a community of Negroid people in eastern South Africa
3.Zulu - a Bantu language of considerable literary importance in southeastern Africa
Nguni - a group of southern Bantu languages
Translations
Zürich
Tseta
ZoulouZouloue
ZoeloeZoeloes
zulu
zulu

Zulu

[ˈzuːlʊ]
A. ADJzulú
B. Nzulú mf

Zulu

[ˈzuːlʊ ˈzuːluː]
adjzoulou(e)
nZoulou(e) m/f

Zulu

adjZulu-, der Zulus; Zulu chiefZuluhäuptling m; the Zulu peopledie Zulus pl
n
Zulu mf
(Ling) → Zulu nt

Zulu

[ˈzuːluː] adj & nzulù (m/f) inv
References in classic literature ?
Some years since--it was during the winter before the Zulu War--a White Man was travelling through Natal.
Then a Zulu spoke, who hitherto had remained silent.
Yet I will do it, though it is against your law, and you do wrong to ask me,--yes, to show you that there is truth in us Zulu doctors, I will help you.
I say all, my father, except three only--the big black Africander ox, the little red Zulu ox with one horn, and the speckled ox.
Neither has it been possible for the writer of it to render the full force of the Zulu idiom nor to convey a picture of the teller.
Why have you used all this Chinese and Choctaw and Zulu rubbish?
learning' remain in your report; you have as much right, I suppose, to 'adorn your page' with Zulu and Chinese and Choctaw rubbish as others of your sort have to adorn theirs with insolent odds and ends smouched from half a dozen learned tongues whose A-B ABS they don't even know.
Again, if I had given way to my own impulses, I should have wished to go into the differences, some of which are to my mind very suggestive, between the Zulu and Kukuana dialects.
Some of the featured pieces clearly have built on the style of earlier works but this development should not imply a simple one-way progression from 'traditional' to 'contemporary' for all Zulu ceramists.
He said: "What better way to honour what hundreds and thousands of soldiers, airmen and sailors have done for us over the years than taking the time to find out more about the heroism of the British soldiers and the Zulu warriors in the battles of 1879.
Lightspeed has updated the Zulu with improved systems, a slightly changed look and a price they tell us will be "slightly higher than the current Zulu.