Definition of baloi in English:

baloi

(also baloyi)

noun

South African
  • In southern Africa (in Sotho and Tswana society): practitioners of magic or witchcraft.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Mackenzie (1835–1899), missionary in Africa. From Sotho and Tswana baloi from ba-, plural class prefix + -loi (from loya to bewitch).

Pronunciation

baloi

/bəˈlɔɪ/