machi (plural machis)
- A traditional healer and religious leader in the Mapuche culture of Chile and Argentina.
2015 August 19, Pascale Bonnefoy, “Alongside a Doctor’s Care, a Dose of Traditional Healing”, in New York Times:
- Many Mapuche women in La Pintana often went without health care because they did not trust conventional Western medicine or feared discrimination in public health clinics, and traveling hundreds of miles to see a machi in their communities of origin was impractical.
- rōmaji reading of
machi (needs class)
- march (formal, rhythmic way of walking)
This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at march. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see machi in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009