Imfecane, noun

Forms:
Also Imficani, and with small initial (and capital m).
Origin:
See Mfecane.
historical
1. Fetcani sense 1.
1828 W. Shaw Diary. 21 JuneThe confused state of the country occasioned by the approach of the Amazooloo, commonly called the Imficani.
1946 U. Long Chron. of Jeremiah Goldswain I. 63Rumours of Zulu terrorism continued through 1827 and 1828 and were confused with stories of the advance of people called Fecani or Fitcani (iMfecane — the Matiwane and Amangwane tribe).
2. Mfecane.
1979 M. Matshoba Call Me Not a Man 175AbeSuthu..are ruled by a wise king uMoshoeshoe. The land to which they moved had been laid open by imfecane.
Fetcani1.
Mfecane.

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