The Alternative English Dictionary: abelungu

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abelungu Alternative forms: abeLungu, Abelungu etymology From Xhosa abelungu, Zulu abelungu, plural of umlungu. pronunciation
  • (UK) /abəˈlʊŋɡuː/
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (South Africa, now chiefly pejorative) White people collectively.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 27: Chief Joyi said that the African people lived in relative peace until the coming of the abelungu, the white people, who arrived from across the sea with fire-breathing weapons.

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