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Matabele

[mat-uh-bee-lee] /ˌmæt əˈbi li/
noun, plural Matabeles (especially collectively) Matabele.
1.
Ndebele (def 1).
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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Matabele

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