[ mat-uh-bee-lee ]
/ ˌmæt əˈbi li /
noun, plural Mat·a·be·les, (especially collectively) Mat·a·be·le.
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Origin of Matabele
First recorded in 1815–25
Words nearby Matabele
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How to use Matabele in a sentence
As they advanced they saw evidences on every hand of the terrible Mantatees, and the still more terrible Matabele.
After much persuasion, permission was given him to preach the Gospel to the Matabele people, a privilege hitherto always denied.
At Sechele's town the two portions of this latter division were united, and thence they journeyed onwards towards the Matabele.
He has lived, he tells me, eighteen years in South Africa and fought for us against the Matabele.
British Dictionary definitions for Matabele
/ (ˌmætəˈbiːlɪ, -ˈbɛlɪ) /
plural -les or -le a member of a formerly warlike people of southern Africa, now living in Zimbabwe: driven out of the Transvaal by the Boers in 1837Now known as: Ndebele
the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family
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