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1.
(pronounced <oom-foon-deese>)

A zulu word used in South African countries said to someone with tremendous honor or wisdom, i.e. a priest or judge.
Miner: Go well umfundisi
Priest: Stay well, my friend.
by Sutty February 18, 2006
 
2.
Teacher or learned person. Gives rise to the South African term for an expert "fundi".
At school today, our umfundisi showed us that he is a real fundi on the internet.
by Jon1a November 11, 2006