noun (plural bafundisi or same)South African
(Among speakers of Xhosa and Zulu) a teacher, priest, or missionary.
- The umfundisi's traumatic journey to Johannesburg rings true to her.
- Reverend Kumalo, the main character, is addressed as umfundisi many times in the book.
- Thebu is living with umfundisi and is preparing to be a minister.
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