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induna

[ in-doo-nuh ]

noun

  1. an official functionary of a king or chief in South African Bantu societies.


induna

/ ɪnˈduːnə /

noun

  1. (in South Africa) a Black African overseer in a factory, mine, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of induna1

Borrowed into English from Zulu around 1870–75

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Word History and Origins

Origin of induna1

C20: from Zulu nduna an official

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Example Sentences

So Ben Halse and the induna agreed to stalk the big koodoo bull with the “record” horns on the following night.

Bending down the induna drew forth from some place of concealment a bag made of raw hide.

The latter she recognised as one Undhlawafa, a man she knew well, and the favourite and trusted induna of Sapazani.

In reply to this Sapazani and his induna put a number of questions to the emissary, as the way of natives is.

When an induna of the King is present, is he greater than only the head of a kraal—a large kraal certainly—or is he less?

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