Meaning of Mantatee in English:

Mantatee

Pronunciation /manˈtɑːti/

noun

(also Mantati)
historical
  • 1(A name for) a member of the Batlokwa people which, during the early 19th-cent. under the leadership of MmaNtatisi, created instability in the area later known as the Orange Free State (now the Free State province of South Africa).

    This instability was part of the larger 19th-cent. southern African population movement known as the Mfecane.

  • 2In extended use: a person of Sotho (as opposed to Nguni) origin; especially (in the Cape Colony) a Sotho refugee.

adjective

(also Mantati)
historical
  • Of or relating to the Mantatees; (in extended use) Sotho.

Origin

Early 19th century. Origin uncertain. Probably from the name of MmaNtatisi, female leader of this people.