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kgosi, noun

Forms:
Also kosi, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Sotho, seTswanaShow more Sotho and seTswana.
In traditional Sotho or Tswana society: a chief or ruler; also used as a form of address, and as a title. Also transferred sense. Cf. inkosi sense 1 a and b.
1824 W.J. Burchell Trav. II. 272The word kosi in the Sichuàna language signifies rich, and is by metonymy therefore used to imply a chief.
1990 City Press 11 Mar. 7The urbane Mr Botha said the Bop dust-up was the work of ‘the criminal element’ and that the doors of the Rre Kgosi Lukas Mangope..were ‘always wide open’.
a chief or ruler; also used as a form of address, and as a title. Also transferred sense.

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