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Matabele

[ mat-uh-bee-lee ]
/ ˌmæt əˈbi li /
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noun, plural Mat·a·be·les, (especially collectively) Mat·a·be·le.

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Origin of Matabele

First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for Matabele

Matabele
/ (ˌmætəˈbiːlɪ, -ˈbɛlɪ) /

noun

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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