Definition of Indaba

1. Noun. A council at which indigenous peoples of southern Africa meet to discuss some important question.

Generic synonyms: Council



Definition of Indaba

1. Noun. An important conference held by leaders of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa. ¹

2. Noun. (South African English) A problem, a concern. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indaba

1. a meeting of South African tribes [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indaba

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incyst
incysted
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indaba (current term)
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Literary usage of Indaba

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1. With Plumer in Matabeleland: An Account of the Operations of the by Frank W. Sykes, C. G. Löwinger (1897)
"This indaba may be described, from an Imperial standpoint, as the first official indaba yet held, for here the Deputy Commissioner, Sir Richard Martin, ..."

2. With the Mounted Infantry and the Mashonaland Field Force, 1896 by Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson (1898)
"... AND AN ABORTIVE "indaba" ON September 8th, a mixed patrol (No. 13, Part III., Appendix C), under Major Tennant, Artillery Troop, Rhodesia Horse, ..."

3. In Remotest Barotseland: Being an Account of a Journey of Over 8,000 Miles by Colin Harding (1905)
"indaba—Ruy.il lunch—The King's house—His personality—His impressions of England. AFTER I was introduced to the ..."

4. In New South Africa: Travels in the Transvaal and Rhodesia by Harold Lincoln Tangye (1900)
"... indaba TREE. surrounding country. The great flat hill in the eastern distance is ... indaba ..."

5. In Moorish Captivity: An Account of the 'Tourmaline' Expedition to Sus, 1897-98 by Henry M. Grey (1899)
"THE indaba. A rough-and-ready meal—The Ait Arbain—Reading the treaty— The prospects of trade—How to get rifles on credit—The Major returns to the yacht—He ..."

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