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Bantu

Bantu

See also: bantu, bantú, bàntú, and bǎntú

English

Proper noun

Bantu

  1. The largest African language family of the Niger-Congo group, spoken in much of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. General term for African ethnic groups speaking a Bantu language and their members.
  3. (South Africa, dated, now offensive) A black South African.

Usage notes

Black South Africans were at times officially called "Bantus" by the Apartheid regime. New legislation and documents from the South African government have replaced "Bantu" with "Black" due to the former word's derogatory connotations. Outside Southern Africa the term is still widely used as a term for the Bantu-speaking peoples.

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bantu

bantu

See also: Bantu, bantú, bàntú, and bǎntú

Finnish

(index b)

Noun

bantu

  1. Bantu

Declension

Inflection of bantu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative bantu bantut
genitive bantun bantujen
partitive bantua bantuja
illative bantuun bantuihin
singular plural
nominative bantu bantut
accusative nom. bantu bantut
gen. bantun
genitive bantun bantujen
partitive bantua bantuja
inessive bantussa bantuissa
elative bantusta bantuista
illative bantuun bantuihin
adessive bantulla bantuilla
ablative bantulta bantuilta
allative bantulle bantuille
essive bantuna bantuina
translative bantuksi bantuiksi
instructive bantuin
abessive bantutta bantuitta
comitative bantuineen

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Hungarian

Adjective

bantu (not comparable)

  1. Bantu

Noun

bantu (plural bantuk)

  1. Bantu (group or person)
  2. (singular only) Bantu (language)

Indonesian

Verb

bantu (used in the form membantu)

  1. to help

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Italian

Adjective

bantu (invariable)

  1. Bantu

Noun

bantu m, f (invariable)

  1. Bantu