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impi

(ˈɪmpɪ)
n, pl -pi or -pies
(Military) a group of Bantu warriors
[C19: Nguni: regiment, army]
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It was an impi of Chaka, Chief of the Zulus, that ate us up," she answered.
Now we had an easy road to follow to Chaka's kraal, for there was the spoor of the impi and of the cattle which they had stolen, and sometimes we came to the body of a warrior who had been killed because his wounds prevented him from marching farther.
The play commences with a tableaux vivant ("tafereel") (6) which recalls the Slagtersnek incident, (7) gives a prophetic reference to what is most probably the Battle of Majuba (8) of 1881 between the British and the Boers, refers to the battle between the Boers and Mzilikaze (Chief of the Matabele) at Vegkop, and culminates in the murder of Piet Retief and his men at the hands of Dingaan's impis and an assault on the Potgieter Trek.
While this was happening, the right horn of the impi had snuck around and fell on the camp from behind.
Before granting marketing authorisations to third parties other than the title holder, COFEPRIS must also check the listed patents, first by compound and then by the list of patented products issued by IMPI in the Linkage Gazette, which is organised according to the active ingredient's generic name.
However, Article 136 of the Industrial Property Law requires that to validly license a trademark, the trademark must be registered or be in the process of being registered with the IMPI.
The use of steroids in the IMPI Africa registry, however, was not randomly allocated, and the study may lack sufficient statistical power to detect an effect-size of the magnitude found (i.
The translation thus uses Southern African terms such as kraal, impi, assegai, kloof, induna, inkosi, kgotla, indaba, sangoma and muti (among many others), and assimiliates the Homeric world to a tribal rather than a courtly context.
It is this attitude of fight or perish that helped the Zulu impi rise triumphantly at Sandlwana in 1879, and the same spirit of strong resistance in the 1980s was needed against the apartheid regime.
In their 2000 book Swarming and the Future of Conflict, Arquilla and Ronfeldt point to Mafia operations, globalization protesters, and historical examples from Napoleon to the Viet Cong and from "swarming Soviet anti-tank networks that played such a brilliant role in defeating the German blitzkrieg in the Battle of Kursk" to "fast-moving Zulu impi, capable of marching over 40 miles per day, [that] would break into small units as they went into the attack, surrounding their opponents and swiftly destroying their cohesion.
A Zulu impi fresh from Rorke's Drift could scarcely have caused more excitement.