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Dingaan

/ˈdɪŋɡɑːn/
noun
1.
died 1840, Zulu chief (1828–40), who fought the Boer colonists in Natal
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  • They slew dingaan, and for many years I was the counsellor of Panda, your father.

    Black Heart and White Heart H. Rider Haggard
  • When Sihamba finished her talk with the captains of dingaan the sun was already sinking.

    Swallow H. Rider Haggard
  • dingaan's Day with its memories of happy rejoicings once more arrived.

    Through Shot and Flame J. D. Kestell.
  • This is dingaan's Day, the great national festival of the Boers.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • dingaan listened because he thought a sickness that he had came from Matiwane's witchcraft.

    Child of Storm H. Rider Haggard
  • Did it not mean the death of dingaan and of thousands of his people, which is but a beginning of deaths?

    Child of Storm H. Rider Haggard
  • I did so, whereon the vrouw asked as I had done, who had informed dingaan that we were coming.

    Marie H. Rider Haggard
  • "Now I am sure that you are a liar," said dingaan triumphantly.

    Marie H. Rider Haggard
  • So we trekked boldly to where dingaan was, and, stopping the wagons, went up to him in a body.

    Marie H. Rider Haggard
  • It is clear that dingaan did not ask that you should come with me for nothing.

    Marie H. Rider Haggard

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