Definition of umfaan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    umfaan

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ʊmˈfɑːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʊmˈfɑːn//
     
    (pl. umfaans, bafana
    BrE BrE//bɑːˈfɑːnə//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːˈfɑːnə//
     
    )
    (South African English)
     
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  1. 1a young black man who is not married
  2. 2a young black boy
  3. Word Originfrom Zulu and Xhosa umfana.