noun (plural same or Makondes)
- 1A member of a people inhabiting southern Tanzania and NE Mozambique.More example sentences
- He saw a photograph of a sculpture by the Makonde of East Africa.
- Farther north are the Makonde near the coast and the Yao near Lake Malawi.
- One of the most important events in the life of a Makonde was initiation.
- 2 [mass noun] The Bantu language of the Makonde, with about 1 million speakers.More example sentences
- The existence of a standardized orthography for either Yao or Makonde is unknown to us as of this writing.
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- Relating to the Makonde or their language.More example sentences
- Nonetheless, in speaking to the world beyond, Makonde carvers employ a language of images grounded in their unique historical experience.
- These artists came to enjoy privileged status in Makonde society as demand grew within the church for their work.
- A white-jacketed Makonde waiter brought plates mounded with chicken and rice cooked over a fire.
the name in Makonde.
More definitions of MakondeDefinition of Makonde in:
- The US English dictionary