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Bunga, noun

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Also with small initial.
Origin:
XhosaShow more From Xhosa ibhunga private consultation, council of a chief.
1. In historical contexts. Any of several councils of chiefs constituted in 1895 for the administration of various districts in the eastern regions of the Cape.
Note:
The Glen Grey Act (Act 25 of 1894) provided for local government structures in the form of district councils.
1906 G. Callaway in E. & W. Mag. (India) 425The annual meeting of the ‘Bunga,’ or representative council for certain native districts, is held.
1970 Daily Dispatch 16 Mar. 11The Bungas..were ‘dummy’ institutions created for the ‘enslavement of the Africans’, the Minister of Justice in the Transkei, Chief George Matanzima said.
2.
a. In historical contexts. The General Council, and subsequently the Parliament, of the Transkei. Also attributive. See also National Assembly.
c1911 B.H. Dodd in S. Playne Cape Col. 653The local government of the Territories is in the hands (under the Union Parliament) of a body known as the Transkeian General Council, or ‘Bunga’.
1990 E. Prov. Herald 18 Jan. 8When Verwoerd wished to implement the Bantu Authorities Act in 1955, he knew that he had to make a breakthrough with the Transkeian Bunga, he had to convince the Transkeian Bunga.
b. The Transkeian parliament house in Umtata.
1931 Nat. Geog. Mag. Apr. 412It is truly the Transkeian natives’ own homeland, as witness Umtata’s bunga, or Parliament House.
1975 Sunday Times 7 Dec. 21The brave new flag of Africa’s youngest independent Black state will fly from the Bunga in Umtata next year.
Any of several councils of chiefs constituted in 1895 for the administration of various districts in the eastern regions of the Cape.
The General Council, and subsequently the Parliament, of the Transkei. Also attributive.
The Transkeian parliament house in Umtata.

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