noun \ˈswä-zē\
plural Swazi or Swazis

Definition of SWAZI

:  a member of a Bantu people of southeastern Africa
:  siswati

Origin of SWAZI

Zulu iSwazi, iliSwazi
First Known Use: 1878

Rhymes with SWAZI


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Bantu-speaking people inhabiting the grasslands of Swaziland and neighbouring regions of South Africa and Mozambique. With the Zulu and the Xhosa, the Swazi (numbering more than two million) form the southern Nguni ethnolinguistic group. They are chiefly agriculturalists and pastoralists. The highest traditional political, economic, and ritual powers are shared by a hereditary male ruler and his mother. The king's wives and children are settled in royal villages, diplomatically dispersed throughout the territory.

Variants of SWAZI

Swazi or Swati


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