m-, prefix

/(ə)m/, /əm/
A Xhosa and Zulu singular noun prefix, the vocative form of um-, found in some words originating in these languages.
Note:
For examples, see abakwetha, mlungu. In Xhosa and Zulu, the plural vocative prefix corresponding to m- is ba-; in South African English. this change in prefix is is not always observed, and the plural is sometimes formed by the addition of the English plural -s to the singular form.
A Xhosa and Zulu singular noun prefix, the vocative form of um-, found in some words originating in these languages.