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Swazi

[swah-zee]
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noun, plural Swa·zis, (especially collectively) Swa·zi 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 average Swazi induna has five or more wives, and some have many more.

    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


British Dictionary definitions for swazi

Swazi

noun
  1. plural -zis or -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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