Definition of bundu in English:



the bundu
  • (in South Africa and Zimbabwe) the wilds; a distant or wilderness region.

    • ‘As a bundu boy this certainly confirms that I have reached a peak in my career and also puts pressure on me to maintain this level.’
    • ‘It does not help to build classrooms in the rural bundu, as has been the case, if the children of that bundu are fleeing rural poverty for urban poverty, stretching classrooms and teachers to the limit.’
    • ‘So a self-sustaining lifestyle out in the bundus (middle of nowhere) is ideal for me.’
    • ‘But I'd be happy anywhere that was my own, paid-for piece of land, preferably out in the bundus (sticks, bush, less-inhabited areas).’
    wilds, wastes, uninhabited region, inhospitable region, uncultivated region, badlands
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Probably from Shona bundo ‘grasslands’.