/ban"tooh/, n., pl. Bantus, (esp. collectively) Bantu, adj.
1. a member of any of several Negroid peoples forming a linguistically and in some respects culturally interrelated family in central and southern Africa.
2. a grouping of more than 500 languages of central and southern Africa, as Kikuyu, Swahili, Tswana, and Zulu, all related within a subbranch of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Kordofanian family.
3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Bantu or the Bantu peoples.

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