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Madiba (məˈdiːbə Pronunciation for Madiba



  1. (South Africa) a title of respect for Nelson Mandela, deriving from his Xhosa clan name

Example Sentences Including 'Madiba'

"I would like to pay tribute to Madiba for his courageous decision to speak out about the cause of his son's death.
Mail and Guardian (2005)
The inhabitants of Qunu are intensely proud that Nelson Mandela, whom they refer to by his clan name, Madiba , grew up in their village.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
The president has to show support for Madiba at this difficult time," he said.
Mail and Guardian (2005)


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