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imbizo

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Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbiːzəʊ
 
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Definition of imbizo in English:

noun (plural imbizos)

South African
A gathering, usually called by a traditional leader.
Example sentences
  • He asked him to arrange an imbizo with traditional leaders, saying there were many questions they wanted to ask.
  • Attending the imbizo were mayors, councillors and ward committees from the OR Tambo District Municipality.
  • ‘The meeting (of cabinet) noted that this issue did not arise in any of the imbizos with the mass of the people during the course of last week.’

Origin

from Zulu biza 'summon, call'.

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