Definition of Inkatha in English:


proper noun

(also Inkatha Freedom Party)
  • A mainly Zulu political party and organization in South Africa, founded in 1928 and revived in 1975 by Chief Buthelezi. It has a professed aim of racial equality and universal franchise in South Africa, but progress toward political reform was obstructed by violent clashes between Inkatha factions and members of the rival ANC.



/inˈkädə/ /ɪnˈkɑdə/


From Zulu inkatha‘crown of woven grass’, a tribal emblem symbolizing the force unifying the Zulu nation.