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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.]
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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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It was a few days after this last occurrence that Ignosi held his great "indaba," or council, and was formally recognised as king by the "indunas," or head men, of Kukuanaland.
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