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ASSEGAI, or ASSAGAI (from Berber-Arab...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 778 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ASSEGAI, or ASSAGAI (from Berber-Arab as-zahayah, through Portuguese azagaia), a 'weapon for throwing or hurling, a light spear or javelin made of wood and pointed with iron, particularly the spear used by the Zulu and other Kaffir tribes of South Africa. In addition to the long-handled assegai there is a shorter weapon for use at close quarters.
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