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Definition of inyanga noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inyanga

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪnˈjɑːŋə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈjɑːŋə//
 
(pl. inyangas, izinyanga
BrE BrE//ˌɪzɪnˈjɑːŋə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪzɪnˈjɑːŋə//
 
)
(South African English)
 
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a person who treats people who are ill/sick using natural materials such as plants, etc. compare sangoma Word OriginZulu, ‘doctor, herbalist’.