Definition of Modimo in English:


Pronunciation /məˈdiːməʊ/


South African
  • Among the Sotho speakers of eastern and southern Africa: the supreme being; the Christian God; (in form modimo) a god, an ancestral spirit; (also) used as a form of address in prayer. Also as interjection Compare Mlimo , Molimo , "Morimo".


1950s; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. From Northern Sotho modimo and its cognate Tswana modimo, cognate with Southern Sotho molimo.