(in South African history) a unit of Zulu warriors; regiment.
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How to use impi in a sentence
As Vidler had said, it seemed a regular impi, for there certainly could not have been much less than a hundred.
A black impi—a naked impi—no dirty tattered shirts or ragged store clothes among these.
The impi had returned from its pursuit of the rescue party, and was searching for its dead and wounded.
We are not at war with the Zulu people that an impi should ‘eat up’ our camp and kill our servants.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley | Bertram Mitford
The two young men were surrounded—stood now in the very centre of the impi.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley | Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for impi
a group of Bantu warriors
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