impi

impi

[im-pee]
noun, plural impies, impis.
(in South African history) a unit of Zulu warriors; regiment.

Origin:
1875–80; < Zulu: impi, armed force, battle

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impi (ˈɪmpɪ)
 
n , pl -pi, -pies
a group of Bantu warriors
 
[C19: Nguni: regiment, army]

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