Ngwenyama

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Ngwenyama (also Ingwenyama) is the title of the male ruler (King) of Swaziland. The Ngwenyama is the counterpart of the Ndlovukati.[1] Ingwenyama means "lion" in siSwati, but in an honorific sense, as opposed to libhubesi, the usual way of referring to actual lions.

The title is sometimes written Ingwenyama, iNgwenyama, or ingwenyama, meaning "the king". The prefix particle i- (plural ti-, tiNgwenyama).

The current king is Mswati III.

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  1. ^ Kuper, Hilda (1980 [1947]). An African Aristocracy. Rank Among the Swazi [facsimile reprint]. Africana Publishing Company for the International African Institute.