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Sepoy
Knave (Hyder Ali from Mysore) from Court Game of Geography MET DP862917.jpg
Hyder Ali as a Sepoy
Country Mughal Empire
British Raj
India
Pakistan
Branch infantry and artillery
Equipment Rifle

A sepoy was an Indian footsoldier (of whatever religion) in the East India Company army or the British Indian Army. The term comes from the Persian language "Sipahi".

In the modern Indian Army, Pakistan Army, Bangladesh Army and Nepalese Army, it is still used for the rank of private soldier.

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