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1A member of a people traditionally inhabiting the northern region of South Africa.
- ‘The region considered a traditional home by many rural Pedi is between the Olifants and Steelpoort rivers in South Africa's Northern Province.’
- ‘A small chiefdom of perhaps 10,000 people in the 1870s, based around a strongly fortified village, the Ndzundza sided with the British and Swazi in the conquest of the Pedi in 1879.’
2another term for Sepedi
- ‘It boasts a multi-lingual programme, including Sotho, Tswana, Pedi, Afrikaans and Xhosa, and creates an opportunity for writers to stimulate the often declining readership of their vernacular.’
Relating to the Pedi or their language.
- ‘The amalaita were Zulu-speakers in Natal, but, in Johannesburg and Pretoria, Pedi youths from the eastern Transvaal formed similar associations.’
- ‘One of these churches, the Zion Christian Church, was founded by two Pedi brothers.’
- ‘A Pedi speaker, Maepa was one of the first women to become a member of Mapula in 1991, and by 2005 was coordinating the activities of nearly half the women in the project.’
- ‘Coming from the Mapulana clan (of the Northern Sotho Pedi tribe) he was initiated when he was ten.’
- ‘The result was the emergence of the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Venda, Swazi, Sotho, Tswana, and Tsonga nations, along with the white Afrikaners.’
From Sotho Mopedi, denoting a member of this people.
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