Askaris: Armed native levies in the East African Campaign, in particular those serving with the Germans. The name is the local vernacular word for natives employed by big-game sportsmen in East Africa as armed watchmen over their camps. 
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.10.
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