Definition of umlungu in English:

umlungu

(also uMlungu)

noun

derogatory, ironic
  • 1= mlungu . Now somewhat offensive, especially as a form of address.

  • 2With singular concord. White people collectively.

adjective

derogatory, ironic, rare
  • Of a person: white. Compare mlungu .

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Xhosa and Zulu umlungu.

Pronunciation

umlungu

/ʊmˈlʊnɡuː/