Definition of Ndembu in US English:

Ndembu

(also Ndembo)

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating a people inhabiting Zambia and adjacent parts of Angola and the Democratic republic of the Congo.

noun

  • 1The Bantu language of the Ndembu, usually regarded as a dialect of Lunda.

  • 2Usually in (unchanged) plural A member of the Ndembu people.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in African Studies. From Ndembu Ndembu, self-designation.

Pronunciation

Ndembu

/(ə)nˈdɛmbuː/