impi

[im-pee]
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noun, plural im·pies, im·pis.

(in South African history) a unit of Zulu warriors; regiment.

Nearby words

  1. impetuosity,
  2. impetuous,
  3. impetus,
  4. impf.,
  5. imphal,
  6. impiety,
  7. impinge,
  8. impingement,
  9. impingement attack,
  10. impious

Origin of impi

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

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British Dictionary definitions for impi

impi

noun plural -pi or -pies

a group of Bantu warriors

Word Origin for impi

C19: Nguni: regiment, army

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