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induna

[ in-doo-nuh ]
/ ɪnˈdu nə /
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noun
an official functionary of a king or chief in South African Bantu societies.
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Origin of induna

Borrowed into English from Zulu around 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for induna

induna
/ (ɪnˈduːnə) /

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

Word Origin for induna

C20: from Zulu nduna an official
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