Definition of Wanyamwezi in English:

Wanyamwezi

(also Wanyamwesi)

noun

  • A member of a Bantu-speaking people of western Tanzania.

adjective

  • Of or belonging to a Bantu-speaking people of western Tanzania; designating this people.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Burton (1821–1890), explorer and author. From Nyamwezi Wanyamwezi from wa-, plural class prefix + Nyamwezi.

Pronunciation

Wanyamwezi

/wanjamˈweɪzi/