This origin is supposedly derived from the Venda word for jackal (i.e. Phunguhwe) or alternatively, the Tsonga word for the same animal (i.e. Phukubje). On the other hand, others have proposed that name means “hill or place of stones/boulders/rocks”. This later version appears a lot closer to the meaning of the word since Mapungubwe actually mean "place of boiling or simmering stones/rocks/boulders".
I know it as "the Hill of the Jackal".
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