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impofu, noun

empofos, imfofoShow more Also empofos, imfofo, impofo, impoof, impoofo, impophoo, mpofu.
Xhosa, ZuluShow more Xhosa and Zulu impofu, formed on adjectival stem -mpofu tawny.
eland sense 1 a.
[1785 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. II. 205In one of the places above referred to, I have mentioned, that it (sc. the eland) is called by the Caffres empofos; I have since found in my manuscript notes, that it is likewise called by the same nation poffo, and by the Hottentots t’gann.]
1967 E.M. Slatter My Leaves Are Green 138‘Not Mpofu, Nkosi,’ he grumbled as an eland came in sight. ‘The Nkosi knows a Zulu does not eat the flesh of Mpofu.’
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