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Chindit (ˈtʃɪndɪt)
a member of the Allied forces commanded by Orde Wingate fighting behind the Japanese lines in Burma (1943--45)
[C20: from Burmese chinthé a fabulous lion a symbol of which was their badge; adoption of title perhaps influenced by Chindwin]

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