Definition of moloi in English:

moloi

Pronunciation /məˈlɔɪ/

noun

South African
  • In southern Africa (in Sotho and Tswana society): a practitioner of magic; a wizard, a witch.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Mackenzie (1835–1899), missionary in Africa. From Sotho moloi and its cognate Tswana moloi from Sotho loya, Tswana loya to bewitch.