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dakubona, interjection and noun

Forms:
Also dakha bono.
Origin:
Zulu, EnglishShow more Perhaps an obsolete variant of the Zulu greeting sawubona ‘we see you’ (see sawubona); or the Xhosa salutation ndakubona ‘I will see you’, spoken on parting, mistakenly used in a Zulu context by the English-speaking writers.
obs.
sawubona interjection and noun.
1837 F. Owen Diary (1926) 28The natives saluted us in their usual style ‘Dakubona wena’ I see you, to which the proper reply is ‘yearbo,’ = yes.
1839 W.C. Harris Wild Sports 181They all saluted us with ‘Dakha bono!’ ‘I see you: give me some snuff!’
sawubonainterjection and noun.

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