ZULU

Zulu

(noun) a Bantu language of considerable literary importance in southeastern Africa

Zulu

(noun) a community of Negroid people in eastern South Africa

Zulu

(noun) a member of the tall Negroid people of eastern South Africa; some live in KwaZulu-Natal under the traditional clan system but many now work in the cities

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

Zulu (not comparable)

Pertaining to the Zulu people, culture, or language.

Noun

Zulu (countable and uncountable, plural Zulu or Zulus)

(countable) An individual member of the Zulu people.

An African ethnic group living mainly in the KwaZulu-Natal Province in eastern South Africa.

The letter Z in the ICAO spelling alphabet

A designation for time along the prime meridian; UTC; Zulu time.

Noon MST is 19:00 Zulu.

(uncountable) The language of these people, a Bantu language; isiZulu.

Synonym: isiZulu

Hypernyms

• (member of the Zulu people): human, individual

• (the letter "Z" in ICAO spelling alphabet): character, letter

• (Zulu time): time zone

• (African ethnic group): group

• (language): language

Source: Wiktionary


Zu"lu, n. [Also Zooloo.]

1. Any member of the tribe of Zulus; a Zulu-Kaffir. See Zulus.

2. (Philol.) One of the most important members of the South African, or Bantu, family of languages, spoken partly in Natal and partly in Zululand, but understood, and more or less in use, over a wide territory, at least as far north as the Zambezi; -- called also Zulu- Kaffir.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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