Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer under the chief, among the Zulus and other South African tribes. There are usually several indunas in each tribe: they act both as councilors and ministers of the chief, being responsible to him only.
- From Zulu induna. (Wiktionary)
“He said "induna" referred to a person vested with traditional authority over a tribal area in the kingdom of KwaZulu/Natal and there were no indunas in the PWV.”
“Mchunu is an "induna", a supervisor appointed by his local chief in Zululand to be in charge of everyone in the hostel from his home area.”
“Lobengula left the encampment to regroup his "induna" warriors in 1881 as colonial forces advanced toward it.”
“Zimbabwe, saying he did not think it was this country's right to act as a "big induna" issuing instructions.”
“James Stevenson-Hamilton wrote that he heard a "vivid account" of one Swazi raid from "an old induna of the ba-Hlangane" named Kumane-ka-Mure, who appears to be the "Kumana" of Caissene's story.”
“Manias translated and the induna then spoke to Manias quietly for a long time, gesticulating weakly as the women interjected here and there, trying to restrain themselves.”
“Manias explained, The induna would like us to see the damaged field right now.”
“After a long silence, the induna collected himself enough to look up at Manias and point to the bench.”
“The induna weakly shook his hand, clapped, and then rebundled his blanket.”
“Matthew planned to introduce me to the induna, or mayor, and a few of the game guards in the Choyi area.”
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