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Ubuntu is a South African term that philosophically focuses on community. It relates to the moral attribute of a person within a group. It's conception is linked to variations and cultures - Ubuntu/ Botho/ Hunhu is a Zulu/ Xhosa/ Ndebele/ Sesotho/ Shona. 

Ubuntu is a "key theme in African philosophy as it places an imperative on the importance of group or communal existence as opposed to the West’s emphasis on individualism and individual human rights. Thus, as an aspect of African traditional philosophy, Hunhu / Ubuntu prides in the idea that the benefits and burdens of the community must be shared in such a way that no one is prejudiced." (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy).


Carnegie Hall. (2014, August 14). UBUNTU — Concept of “Ubuntu.” (video). Retrieved from 

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (n.d.). Hunhu/Ubuntu. Retrieved February 15, 2020, from


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