Definition of Ndebele

1. Noun. A Bantu language sometimes considered a dialect of Zulu.

Exact synonyms: Matabele
Generic synonyms: Nguni



Definition of Ndebele

1. Proper noun. A people of South Africa. ¹

2. Proper noun. A people of Zimbabwe. ¹

3. Proper noun. Any of the languages spoken by these two peoples: North Ndebele and the not closely related South Ndebele ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ndebele

Naziland
Nazilike
Nazimova
Nazirite
Nazirites
Nazis
Nazism
Nb
NbE
NbW
Nd
Ndala
Ndali
Ndamba
Ndari
Ndebele (current term)
Ndengeleko
Ndjamena
Ndonga
Ndrumbea
Ndumbea
Ne
Nea Filadelfeia
Nea Filadelfia
Nea Ionia
Nea Moudania
Nea Smirni
Nea Smyrni
Neal
Neale

Literary usage of Ndebele

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1. Low-Intensity Conflict in the Third World by Stephen Blank, Lewis B. Ware, Air University (U.S.). Press (1988)
"In late 1893, an Ndebele raiding party traveled to Fort Victoria to punish ... During the ensuing fracas, the Ndebele disrupted mining operations and killed ..."

2. The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa: Forced Consensus? by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu, Ha-Joon Chang (2004)
"In the post-Unity Accord period, Ndebele politicians, leaders and youth ... Not surprisingly, from 1990, the Ndebele leadership advocated and banked their ..."

3. Black Composers of Southern Africa by Yvonne Huskisson, Sarita Hauptfleisch (1992)
"Now Head of Sport and Recreation with Kwa-Ndebele Government. Concentration on choral music in ... Ndebele Adult Choir trained and recorded under his baton. ..."

4. Southern Africa: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe by Bernard Joliat (2000)
"Ndebele art is based on the straight line, even if the occasional circle does ... But the Ndebele society is not a matriarchy. They worship a rain goddess, ..."

5. New Dictionary of South African Biography by E. J. Verwey, Nelson Mandela (1995)
"... was baptized, and initially showed his goodwill by, amongst other things, personally giving up polygamy. Eventually some of the Ndebele customs and ..."

6. What Holds Us Together: Social Cohesion in South Africa by David Chidester, Phillip Dexter (2004)
"'The answers might lie in the cycles of daily life in our communities', as Njabulo Ndebele has observed. 'We need to observe closely what patterns of life ..."

7. State of the Nation: South Africa 2004-2005 by John Daniel, Roger Southall, Jessica Lutchman (2005)
"Ndebele is reported to believe that most black people who voted for the DA are ... But for Ndebele, the act of voting is defined and determined by race. ..."

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