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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
(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