noun (plural same or Vendas)
1A member of a people living in Northern Transvaal and southern Zimbabwe.
- The Venda of southern Africa believe the soul of the deceased stays near the grave for a while before inhabiting another body.
- But because every person has the ability to learn what it means to be a Venda through singing and dancing, clearly all human beings, all the members of that tribe, have that capability.
- As much could be lost in SA too; the richly-cultured Venda have already lost with the gradual diminution of their chiefs.
2The Bantu language of the Venda people.
- Other languages spoken in Zimbabwe are Tonga, Shangaan, and Venda.
- There are other languages, Tswana, Venda, and Ndebela.
- But quite rightly, within their families the proud Afrikaners will maintain their traditions, and their language will take its place alongside Zulu, Xhosa, Venda, and all the other tribal languages.
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Relating to the Venda people or their language.
- Some draw on Christian symbolism (he has frequently explored the fish theme), while others suggest inspiration from traditional Venda mythology or folk stories.
- Joice Mabasa, daughter of renowned Venda sculptor Noria Mabasa, says the family is ‘happy’ about the honour bestowed on them.
- As leaders of the Venda people, I urge you to take part in the local government structures.
the stem of Venda Muvenda (in sense 1), Tshivenda (in sense 2).