Indaba

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An indaba (pronounced in-dah-bah[missing stress][needs IPA][1]; * Xhosa pronunciation: [íⁿd̥a̤ːɓa]) is an important conference held by the izinDuna (principal men) of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa.[2] (Such meetings are also practiced by the Swazi, who refer to them using the close cognate indzaba.) Indabas may include only the izinDuna of a particular community, or they may be held with representatives of other communities.[2]

The term "Indaba" comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. It means "business" or "matter".[3]

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  1. ^ http://qz.com/572623/this-simple-negotiation-tactic-brought-195-countries-to-consensus-in-the-paris-climate-talks/
  2. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Indaba" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 14 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 371.
  3. ^ Pettman, Charles (1913). Africanderisms; a glossary of South African colloquial words and phrases and of place and other names. Longmans, Green and Co. p. 225.