Meaning of imbizo in English:


Pronunciation /ɪmˈbiːzəʊ/

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nounplural noun imbizos

South African
  • A gathering, usually called by a traditional leader.

    ‘He asked him to arrange an imbizo with traditional leaders, saying there were many questions they wanted to ask.’
    • ‘Attending the imbizo were mayors, councillors and ward committees from the OR Tambo District Municipality.’
    • ‘‘The meeting (of cabinet) noted that this issue did not arise in any of the imbizos with the mass of the people during the course of last week.’’
    • ‘One of the participants at the imbizo complained that though people had cellular phones in this rural and mountainous area, they could not use them.’
    • ‘The imbizo is aimed at strengthening ties between government and the public.’


From Zulu biza ‘summon, call’.