Origin of the name CETSHWAYO.
the name CETSHWAYO.
Meaning of the baby name CETSHWAYO.
Zulu name meaning "the slandered one," from cets-,
signifying a click of the tongue (see notes below), and -hwayo,
"to come to an end, be finished." (An Elementary Lunyoro
Grammar, Maddox, 1902).
Cetshwayo kaMpande, was King of the Zulu Kingdom from
1872 to 1879. (Wiki)
... Vast indeed is the ocean
that you gaze on here! You command, no doubt, the one island of
Robben, or Seals, where Cetshwayo was imprisoned; but there is no range
of opposite mountains, as in False Bay. All is open rolling waves
and water, far and far away across the globe to the very shores of South
adopt this mode of spelling the name Cetshwayo on the authority of Miss
Colenso. The "Cets" is not a syllable in pronunciation;
it is one of the "clicks." Its sharp sound is produced
by pressing the tongue close behind the top front teeth and snatching it
quickly away. The sound is a familiar one, and the "hwayo"
is pronounced broadly, as it is spelt.
Months in Cape Colony and Natal, and One Month in Tenerife and Madeira,
... Umpande had always been
regarded as the fool of the family. He scarcely took any part in
politics. He took to himself wives, chiefly of the daughters of
commoners, and was permitted, by reason of his supposed harmlessness of
disposition, and his lack of ability to do any important thing, even had
the disposition been present, to live and bring up a family. That
his position was not always free from danger may be inferred, however,
from the name which he gave to his eldest son. Cetshwayo signifies
"The Slandered One." It most probably had reference to
some accusation brought against Umpande, from which he had exculpated
himself to Dingana's satisfaction at the time of the boy's birth... (The
Story of the Zulus, Gibson, 1911)