a member of a Nguni people living mainly in Natal, Republic of South Africa.
the Bantu language of the Zulu.
a word used in communications to represent the letter Z.
of or relating to the Zulus or their language.
Contemporary Examples

It was almost like an American version of the old Michael Caine classic movie Zulu.
Why I Went Back to Iraq Thomas E. Ricks February 9, 2009

Historical Examples

Now, friends, I will tell you how it was renewed at the time of the Zulu War.
Smith and the Pharaohs, and Other Tales Henry Rider Haggard

But, if this here man was a—was a Zulu, I’d say he was a brave man.
Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War Finley Peter Dunne

Mr. Tylor’s statement, of course, involves the opinion that the idea of creation is present to the Zulu mind.
Magic and Religion Andrew Lang

You mean that you want to mesmerize her as you did the Zulu chief.
Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard

The natives on one side—the Zulu—were regarded too lightly; on the other, fighting for the English with too great confidence.
The Story of the Zulu Campaign Waller Ashe

T’Chaka, the Zulu Napoleon, never allowed a child of his to live.
Maiwa’s Revenge H. Rider Haggard

Thirty-three miles was the distance the Zulu carried the mail.
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray

His Zulu Majesty was given thirty days to consider the subject.
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6) Louis Creswicke

I think my ‘tongue’ will speak at Undini in words that will move the Lion of the Zulu to wrath.
The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley Bertram Mitford

(pl) -lus, -lu. a member of a tall Negroid people of SE Africa, living chiefly in South Africa, who became dominant during the 19th century due to a warrior-clan system organized by the powerful leader, Shaka
the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family, closely related to Swazi and Xhosa
(communications) a code word for the letter z

1824, a native name.


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