Definition of indaba in English:

indaba

Line breaks: in¦daba
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɑːbə
 
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noun

South African
  • 1A discussion or conference.
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    • Again in two national indabas in Johannesburg, stakeholders admitted that the Boxing Act of 1954 needed to be revamped.
    • These members served on the committee which facilitated two national boxing indabas held in Johannesburg this year.
    • We need to find ways in which we engage the hoi polloi, the so-called masses, in public discourse through indabas, town hall forums, so that no one feels marginalised… their point of view matters, it counts.
  • 2 informal One’s own problem or concern: this country is our indaba and no one else’s
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    • If we fail to shake off the vestiges of colonialism this is our own indaba, not the dead colonialists' as far as I am concerned.

Origin

Xhosa and Zulu, 'discussion'.

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