induna


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induna

(ɪnˈduːnə)
n
(in South Africa) a Black African overseer in a factory, mine, etc
[C20: from Zulu nduna an official]
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Come hither," he called, to a very old Induna or councillor, who was sitting with others in a circle round the king, but out of ear-shot.
Infadoos, my uncle, and my Induna, shall take you by the hand and guide you with a regiment.
Then I would cause him to be advanced to be an induna, and a general ready to lead the impis of the king, for he who leads the impis is already half a king.
67) 'It's no longer an honour in these parts to be selected an induna,' noted Creina Alcock in another newsletter, written in 1980.
The master of Induna Stables is one of the few trainers happy with the dry spell for his filly, who was ably handled by Ted Durcan.
Local iNduna, Faso Gumede, said they do not have a police station here and the police took two hours to arrive when there is an emergency.
To me, what makes South Africa different has disturbing echoes of the immortal words of one Ndebele induna in 1868 during the fracas that preceded the installation of King Lobengula.
Trying to accommodate this rich texture of meanings, the sentence could be translated as: "The induna baboon sits alert, it is beautiful to watch him, looking with such vigour as if his eyes are piercing like assegais, eyes that are so deep-seated they seem to drown from the sight of the setting sun--in fact the baboon looks at it as if he sees it for the last time before dying.
His ship, a Glasgow freighter, SS Induna, carrying aviation fuel, was sunk on March 30, 1942, while on an Arctic Convoy and he spent four days in a lifeboat with three others until they were picked up by a Russian patrol ship.
Monkey nuts for indlubu (round nuts) Monkey oranges for umkhemeswane (wild hard shelled fruit) Black magic for isintu (African culture) Rural people for amaNdebele (the Ndebele) Tribal chief for induna (royal African ruler) Wild bubble gum for uxakuxaku (snot apple) Kangaroo court for idale lenduna (chief's court)
45pm SIGNAL INDUNA PARK B DORTMUND v ARSENAL ARSENE Wenger knows momentum will be everything if Arsenal are to continue their revival as they prepare for tonight's Champions League F opener in Dortmund.