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azikhwelwa, interjection

Forms:
Also azikwelwa.
Origin:
In the Nguni languages, literally ‘they are not ridden’: negative prefix a- + -zi- they + -khwel- mount, ride + passive suffix -wa.
historical
‘We won’t ride’, during the 1950s, a rallying cry used by black commuters boycotting bus services in protest at high tariffs.
1956 New Age 5 July 1Evaton’s 11 months of struggle against increased bus fares has been closer to a little war than a boycott. Its 58,000 residents..have faced assaults, attacks on their homes, arrests, provocation and threats, but the cry ‘Azikwelwa’ (Don’t ride — don’t get on) has held together the longest and most complete boycott ever.
1994 Grocott’s Mail 2 Sept. 8The boycott was called when Putco increased bus fares by a penny. For three months the residents said ‘Azikwelwa!’ (we will not ride) and walked the ten miles to work until fares were lowered again.
‘We won’t ride’, during the 1950s, a rallying cry used by black commuters boycotting bus services in protest at high tariffs.

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