What does Bantu mean?

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Proper noun
  1. The largest African language family of the Niger-Congo group, spoken in much of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. General term for African ethnic groups speaking a Bantu language and their members.
  3. (offensive) A black South African.
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Kenya is a multilingual and multicultural nation, with 42 different languages spoken, including Bantu, Arabic, and Nilotic.
Why is it that a Bantu variety as inflection-wary as English is the brand of Lingala spoken non-natively as a lingua franca?
This instrument, the thumb piano, is the backbone of the musical culture of the Bantu Shona people.
Throughout the first few centuries A.D., Kenya was the destination of numerous migrating tribes, such as the Luo and the Bantu peoples.
The changing economic situation is creating growing conflict between Baka and Bantu.
In Gabon, the Baka language is surrounded by the Bantu languages, and more precisely by the Fang language.

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