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INDABA

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 371 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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INDABA, a Zulu-Bantu word, formed from the inflexional prefix in and daba, business, news, for an important conference held by the " indunas"or principal men of the Kaffir (Zulu-Xosa) tribes of South Africa. Such " indabas " may include only the " indunas " of a particular tribe, or may be held with the representatives of other tribes or peoples.
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