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impi

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

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

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Origin of impi

1875–80; <Zulu: impi, armed force, battle
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British Dictionary definitions for impi

impi
/ (ˈɪmpɪ) /

noun plural -pi or -pies

a group of Bantu warriors

Word Origin for impi

C19: Nguni: regiment, army
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