Etymology: (Pers.)/(Urd.) (FAchar, ÙÙÙ) (sipÄhÄ) "soldier, horseman", from (FAchar, ÙÙ) (sipÄh) "army". Compare spahi.
- A native of the East Indies, employed as a soldier in the service of a European colonial power, notably the British India army (first under the British chartered East India Company, later in the crown colony), but also France and Portugal.
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