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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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  • How she gained this control over the devil is an interesting chapter in Swazi history.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Queen Tzaneen could not reign because she was not a native-born Swazi.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • It seems there had been several hundred single combats, after the custom of the Swazi warriors, and finally a rush upon the kraal.

    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 atrocities committed by these Swazi allies of the English on the people of Secoecoeni's tribe were truly awful.

    A Century of Wrong F. W. Reitz
  • The only difference is that the Swazi method does not employ so much camouflage.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • "Mzaan Bakoor, you won't get another chance soon to see a Swazi king's burial ceremonies," he said.

    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
  • Six of the Swazi allies, under Fairlie, were wounded, and one horse killed.

  • The average Swazi induna has five or more wives, and some have many more.

    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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