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Swazi

[swah-zee] /ˈswɑ zi/
noun, plural Swazis (especially collectively) Swazi for 1.
1.
a member of a Nguni people of Swaziland and the Republic of South Africa.
2.
the Bantu language of the Swazi.
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Examples from the Web for Swazi
Historical Examples
  • We passed some Swazi kraals, and got directions from their picturesque occupants.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • Queen Tzaneen could not reign because she was not a native-born Swazi.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Three Swazi boys were in charge of it and were responsible for its animals.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • The only difference is that the Swazi method does not employ so much camouflage.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Now the Swazi, from the highest to the lowest, sells his women.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • The average Swazi induna has five or more wives, and some have many more.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • The Swazi warrior is a proud man and does not like to be called names.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • I had never thought I would like to be a Swazi, even if I were an induna.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Grouped in a tremendous semi-circle about them were thousands of the Swazi people.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • "Nkoos, you will always remember that you are a Swazi induna," she said, in parting.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
British Dictionary definitions for Swazi

Swazi

/ˈswɑːzɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) -zis, -zi. a member of a racially mixed people of southern Africa living chiefly in Swaziland, who first formed into a strong political group in the late 19th century
2.
the language of this people: an official language of Swaziland along with English. It belongs to the Niger-Congo family and is closely related to Xhosa and Zulu
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