Definition of Lobedu in English:

Lobedu

(also loBedu, Lubedu, Lovedu)

noun

South African
  • 1A member of a Northern Sotho people, living mainly in Limpopo province (formerly the northern Transvaal) in South Africa.

  • 2The south-eastern Bantu language of the Lobedu, belonging to the Northern Sotho group, and now largely regarded as a dialect of Sepedi.

adjective

South African
  • Of, relating to, or designating the Lobedu or their language.

Origin

1930s. From Lobedu Lobedu, self-designation.

Pronunciation

Lobedu

/lə(ʊ)ˈbeɪduː//lə(ʊ)ˈbɛduː/