One of my life goals -- one which it seems I will not attain -- is to become fluent in Xhosa. It is such a beautiful and dynamic language. I find myself eavesdropping on conversations just to listen to the music of the language. Nelson Mandela is a Xhosa speaker, and one of our superintendent's favorite words, ubuntu, is a Xhosa word.
umntu - means "a person"
abantu - means "people"
uhuntu - is "community"
ubuntu - is "humanity" or "human kindness"