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inkundla, noun

Forms:
inkudhla, nkundlaShow more Also inkudhla, nkundla, umkandhlu, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Xhosa, ZuluShow more Xhosa and Zulu.
1. In traditional Nguni society: a meeting of the people of a village or area, held in the public courtyard at the gate of the cattle enclosure. Cf. kgotla sense 3. See also ibandla.
1897 W.C. Scully in E.R. Seary S. Afr. Short Stories (1947) 33He took his departure for the ‘great place’ of the paramount Pondo chief, for the purpose of attending an umkandhlu, or ‘meeting for talk’, of which general notice had been given.
1990 City Press 11 Feb. 6Rolihlahla seemed to enjoy listening to elders arguing in the traditional Inkundla.
2. In a traditional Nguni homestead: the public courtyard before the gate of the cattle enclosure. Cf. kgotla sense 1.
1907 W.C. Scully By Veldt & Kopje 61A few days afterwards the great council met at Kreli’s ‘Great Place,’ the exact spot of assembly being the ‘inkundhla,’ or gate of the big cattle enclosure.
1988 M. Mxotwa in Daily Dispatch 17 Dec.This was followed by a disciplined Xhosa dance (umtyityimbo) on the inkundla (the wedding arena).
a meeting of the people of a village or area, held in the public courtyard at the gate of the cattle enclosure.
the public courtyard before the gate of the cattle enclosure.

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