imbizo, noun

Forms:
Also ’mbizo.
Origin:
ZuluShow more Zulu, from biza call, summon.
A meeting, especially a gathering of the Zulu people called by a traditional leader. Cf. kgotla sense 3.
1975 M. Mutloatse in Bolt No.12, 24There was this foreboding ’mbizo at the bugged hovel of Matlambani Kahle...And she prayed that Nkulunkulu bless those who were brave enough to attend.
1982 Pace Oct. 70When King Goodwill Zwelithini called the Zulu nation together for an imbizo to discuss the Ingwavuma issue, tribesmen turned out in large numbers dressed in traditional garb and carrying their shields and spears.
1991 D. Ntombela in Sunday Tribune 15 Dec. 5I don’t think anyone can say that shields, knobkerries and spears cannot be carried when the amakosi (chiefs) call an imbizo (meeting) or if the Chief Minister calls an imbizo.
1993 J. Zuma in Weekly Mail & Guardian 10 Dec. 3If an imbizo (meeting of the Zulu nation) is called and some political parties are attacked, that will be most unfortunate.
1994 D. kaNdlovu in Sidelines Dec. 23One day there is an imbizo of all the Natal Midlands people...Here at the imbizo all he wants to do is lead his warriors in war chants.
A meeting, especially a gathering of the Zulu people called by a traditional leader.
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