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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bantu  \Ban"tu\,  n. 
  A  member  of  one  of  the  great  family  of  Negroid  tribes 
  occupying  equatorial  and  southern  Africa.  These  tribes 
  include,  as  important  divisions,  the  Kafirs,  Damaras, 
  Bechuanas,  and  many  tribes  whose  names  begin  with  Aba-,  Ama-, 
  Ba-,  Ma-,  Wa-,  variants  of  the  Bantu  plural  personal  prefix 
  Aba-,  as  in  Ba-ntu,  or  Aba-ntu,  itself  a  combination  of  this 
  prefix  with  the  syllable  -ntu,  a  person.  --  {Ban"tu},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Bantu 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  African  people  who  speak  one  of  the 
  Bantoid  languages  or  to  their  culture;  "the  Bantu 
  population  of  Sierra  Leone"  [syn:  {Bantu}] 
  n  1:  a  member  of  any  of  a  large  number  of  linguistically  related 
  peoples  of  Central  and  South  Africa  [syn:  {Bantu}] 
  2:  a  family  of  languages  widely  spoken  in  the  southern  half  of 
  the  African  continent  [syn:  {Bantu},  {Bantoid  language}] 




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