how to pronounce zulu


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the above transcription of zulu is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

zulu is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of zulu


  1. An African ethnic group living mainly in the KwaZulu-Natal Province in eastern South Africa.
  2. The language of these people, a Bantu language; isiZulu.
  3. The letter Z in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  4. A designation for time along the prime meridian; UTC; Zulu time.
  5. An individual member of the Zulu people.


  1. Pertaining to the Zulu people, culture, or language.

zulu frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word zulu occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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