Definition of Masarwa in English:

Masarwa

(also Masara, Masaroa, Mosarwa)

noun

derogatory
  • Especially among speakers of Tswana: a member of a Bushman people inhabiting the northern Kalahari Desert.

adjective

derogatory
  • Of or relating to the Masarwa.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Smith (1797–1872), army medical officer and naturalist. From Tswana Masarwa a member of any of the Bushman peoples of the northern Kalahari.

Pronunciation

Masarwa

/məˈsɑːwə/