Definition of ubuntu in English:

ubuntu

Line breaks: u|buntu
Pronunciation: /ʊˈbʊntʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun] South African
  • A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity: there is a need for understanding not vengeance, ubuntu not victimization
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    • Speaking during the Senior Citizens' Day at the weekend, hosted by Rhema Mthatha Christian Church, MaMbeki singled out ubuntu as one solution to the problems facing society.
    • I hope the summit will bring together a spirit of humanity - ubuntu - for sustainable development.
    • He referred to Africa's concept of ubuntu, equating compassion with it, and bringing smiles to many audience members' faces.

Origin

Xhosa and Zulu.

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