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date: 14 November 2019

Imfengwane [impempe, indweba]locked

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[impempe, indweba]

Whistle of the Zulu people of South Africa. The name is applied to the European police or football whistle and to imitations of this made from reed. Police whistles are often used by Zulu girls to accentuate the rhythm in recreational dance-songs, as also amongst the Swazi to whom the whistle is known as ...

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P.R. Kirby: The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa (London, 1934, 2/1965)