Definition of Inkatha in English:

Inkatha

(also Inkatha Freedom Party)

proper noun

  • A mainly Zulu political party and organization in South Africa, founded in 1928 and revived in 1975 by Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi. It was active in the struggle for racial equality and universal franchise during the apartheid years, although in this it clashed with members of the rival ANC.

Origin

From Zulu inkatha ‘crown of woven grass’, a tribal emblem symbolizing the force unifying the Zulu nation.

Pronunciation:

Inkatha

/ɪnˈkɑːtə/