from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a southeast African people of Swaziland and adjacent parts of South Africa.
  • n. The Nguni language of this people, closely related to Xhosa and Zulu.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of Swati.

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  • n. a Bantu language closely related to Zulu
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Swaziland or its people or their language
  • n. a member of a southeast African people living in Swaziland and adjacent areas


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  • Information pamphlets on the operation of the court were also made available to the public in English, Swazi and Afrikaans.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The king has called the Swazi nation to a national meeting at the royal kraal at Ludzidzini next Wednesday, when he will explain the process in which each and every Swazi citizen will be given the chance to submit recommendations on the new constitution to be drawn up over the coming months.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • King Mswati, the only person with the power to lift the 1973 decree, on Saturday said he would call the Swazi nation together to consult on political reform in the kingdom.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Dr George believes that one of the factors contributing to the high degree of backwardness among the Swazi is the 'autocratic rule of a conservative chief dedicated to traditionalism'.

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  • He said the probe by the board followed complaints that languages such as Swazi and Venda were being given only three percent of the SABC's air time.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In February this year, the Swazi Democracy Coalition, an umbrella body of Swazi and South African organizations, including trade unions, churches and NGOs, was formed.

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  • The Swazi economy has been severely affected by declining revenues from the Southern African Customs Union, partly a consequence of the global financial crisis and partly caused by the freeing up of trade in the region.

    Swaziland Police Beat, Arrest Protesters

  • "We love our king, we just don't love the way he abuses our money," a Swazi friend once explained to me.

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  • It must also bolster financial reporting and auditing of its accounts as well as increase dialogue with Swazi people.

    Pretoria Gives Last-Resort Loan to Swaziland

  • So far, the Swazi government has managed to pay civil servants.

    Pretoria Gives Last-Resort Loan to Swaziland


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