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giya, verb intransitive

Origin:
ZuluShow more Zulu, see giya noun.
To perform a dance mimicking war antics.
1923 G.H. Nicholls Bayete! 25The king ought, by custom, to giya in his turn to the music of the shields.
1974 C.T. Binns Warrior People 210They..arrange themselves in a large semi-circle facing the bridal party, the groom himself being the centre. The moment all are settled he springs forward and commences to Giya, leaping wildly hither and thither, brandishing shield and assegai, stabbing at imaginary foes with even greater intensity and abandon than his bride had done earlier.
To perform a dance mimicking war antics.

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