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Definition of "indaba" [indaba]

  • A council or meeting of indigenous peoples of southern Africa to discuss an important matter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indaba" in a sentence
  • "The indaba was the first such comprehensive interaction between the President and government on the one hand and the Big Business"
  • "The two-day indaba, which is being attended by representatives from all levels of government, ends on Friday."
  • "The first was the significance of a climate in which every participant is guaranteed a hearing; some people were dismissive of the 'indaba' process, the method of organising group discussion in units manageable enough for everyone to speak, without pressure to produce an agreed statement – but the importance of this became apparent, if I may hazard a rather sharp judgement, in the light of how some other aspects of the Conference worked."