Definition of Ntate in English:

Ntate

(also Ntata)

noun

South African
  • 1A respectful form of address to an older man.

  • 2Used as a respectful title, either preceding a name or standing alone.

  • 3An older man. rare.

Origin

1940s. From Southern Sotho ntate father.

Pronunciation

Ntate

/(ə)nˈtɑːteɪ/