umfazi

umfazi

(ʊmˈfɑːzɪ)
n
South African an African married woman
[Nguni]
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The Ndebele proverb Umfazi kalankosi, whose literal translation is "A woman has no king," challenges the claim by Eurocentric scholarship concerning the subservient position of women in Ndebele society.
Uthe akuphosa amehlo, umfazi wabona into ebuhashe engadanga yagqiba.
A delegate at a recent South African obesity conference referred to this perception, which includes high social status as the umfazi ohamba kunyakazele umhlaba syndrome (the woman who makes the earth tremble).
The simple but important taboo that says Kuyazila ukutshaya umfazi ozithweleyo (It is taboo to beat a pregnant woman) is meant to preserve the physical well-being of pregnant women so as to protect the baby.