Definition of waragi in English:



mass noun
  • (in Uganda) a strong alcoholic drink made from bananas or cassava.

    • ‘The export of Uganda waragi is being revived and is already being exported to overseas markets once again notably the USA and EU.’
    • ‘Frances Jones testing the locally produced waragi to see whether it is strong enough to fix blood smears’
    • ‘One lady participant said her husband committed suicide because she refused to give him money for waragi.’
    • ‘When the waragi gets to its final consumer, it can generate US $8-50 per jerrycan depending on the quality.’
    • ‘Back home, Twase started her patients on herbal therapy, whose first dose comprised a mixture of honey; Aloe Vera leaves and locally distilled waragi.’
    • ‘Thieves in Bushenyi district are giving cattle waragi to make it easier to steal them.’
    • ‘The name waragi was coined by Sudanese soldiers from the Turkish word arrak'h.’
    • ‘We share waragi, the locally distilled banana liquor, and colorful anecdotes for nearly two hours.’


From Kiswahili wargi.