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Mapungubwe: Meaning

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Mapungubwe: Meaning

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:50 pm

If you know the answer and you want to share your info.
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Re: Who can tell me what Mapungubwe means

Unread postby picnic » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:57 pm

:thumbs_up: Or if you don't have a book, anything would help. :D
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Re: Who can tell me what Mapungubwe means

Unread postby gmlsmit » Mon May 07, 2012 6:11 pm

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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Re: Who can tell me what Mapungubwe means

Unread postby lion queen » Mon May 07, 2012 6:14 pm

Wow thanx for that info...........very nice to know....... :dance: :dance: :dance:
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