Definition of Modimo in English:

Modimo

noun

South African
  • Among the Sotho speakers of eastern and southern Africa: the supreme being; the Christian God; (in form modimo) a god, an ancestral spirit; (also) used as a form of address in prayer. Also as interjection Compare Mlimo, Molimo, "Morimo".

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. From Northern Sotho and Tswana modimo, cognate with Southern Sotho molimo.

Pronunciation

Modimo

/məˈdiːməʊ/