Definition of abatagati in English:

abatagati

Pronunciation /əˌbatəˈɡɑːti/

noun

(also abatakati)
South African
  • With plural agreement. Especially among the Nguni peoples: witches or wizards as a class; practitioners of evil magic.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Xhosa abathakathi and its cognate Zulu abathakathi practitioners of magic collectively from aba-, plural class prefix + thakathi witch, wizard.