Mat-abele

Matabele

[mat-uh-bee-lee]
noun, plural Matabeles (especially collectively) Matabele.
Ndebele ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1815–25

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Matabele (ˌmætəˈbiːlɪ, -ˈbɛlɪ)
 
n , -les, -le
1.  Now known as: Ndebele a member of a formerly warlike people of southern Africa, now living in Zimbabwe: driven out of the Transvaal by the Boers in 1837
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family

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