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ixhwele, noun

Forms:
Also ixwele, izhwele.
Origin:
Xhosa
Among Xhosa-speakers: one who dispenses or deals in medicinal herbs and other traditional remedies for sickness or misfortune. See also witchdoctor.
1955 J.B. Shephard Land of Tikoloshe 3‘My father was an Ixhwele (herbalist) and his father too. It is a family profession,’ he replied.
1983 Fair Lady 2 Nov. 137My father had trained to become ixwele, a herbalist. He knew the land and the herbs.
one who dispenses or deals in medicinal herbs and other traditional remedies for sickness or misfortune.

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