induna

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Etymology[edit]

From Zulu induna.

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Noun[edit]

induna (plural indunas or izinduna)

  1. A South African tribal councillor or headman (under the king); someone in authority, a boss.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 75:
      Although we swore this fellow to secrecy, he went straight to the induna and revealed our secret.

Zulu[edit]

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Noun[edit]

induna class 9/10 (plural izinduna)

  1. headman
  2. male animal

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