Swazi

noun
Swa·​zi | \ ˈswä-zē How to pronounce Swazi (audio) \
plural Swazi or Swazis

Definition of Swazi

1 : a member of a Bantu people of southeastern Africa

First Known Use of Swazi

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Swazi

Zulu iSwazi, iliSwazi

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“Swazi.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Swazi. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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