Impi
Impi Im"pi ([i^]m"p[i^]), n. [Zulu.] A body of Kaffir warriors; a body of native armed men. [South Africa] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

As early as 1862 he crossed assagais with and defeated a Matabili impi (war band). --James Bryce. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • impi — [ ɪmpi] noun (plural impis) a body of Zulu warriors. ↘an armed band of Zulus involved in urban or rural conflict. Origin Zulu, regiment, armed band …   English new terms dictionary

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