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in·da·ba

 (ĭn-dä′bə)
n.
A council or meeting of indigenous peoples of southern Africa to discuss an important matter.

[Zulu ín-dàbà, affair, topic for discussion, conference : ín-, n. pref. + -dàbà, affair.]

Indaba

(ɪnˈdɑːbə)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol history (among Bantu peoples of southern Africa) a meeting to discuss a serious topic
2. informal South African a matter of concern or for discussion
[C19: from Zulu: topic]
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Noun1.indaba - a council at which indigenous peoples of southern Africa meet to discuss some important question
council - a meeting of people for consultation; "emergency council"
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