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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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My understanding is that Mooiplaas means beautiful farm. If that is so, was there a farm in the area at one time? and if so whom did it belong to?

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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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The word Mooiplaas indeed means beautiful place.

In this instance it rather means 'a beautiful place' which it really is.

Beautiful place = mooi plek which does not sound as well as mooi plaas.

In old Dutch plaas also meant plek.

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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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Does anyone know the meaning of Nhkulu ? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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Duke Ellieton Meaning of Nkuhlu is natal mahogany. A Tsonga word.


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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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Hi Mites!

I proposed to my now wife at Nkumbe last year ... Anyone know the meaning of Nkumbe!?

I hope it doesn't mean place of doom or something!!!!! ;-)

Thanks in advance

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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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Nkumbe is a Tsonga clan name. Nkumbe is named after someone who lived there in days gone by


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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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Thanks Duke ... Must have been a nice place to live!


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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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Duke, do you know if any archaeological digs have been done up there? That vista would have been ideal for a defend-able settlement

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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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Not aware of any archaelogical digs in that area saraf but can see why the Nkumbe clan would choose that site for a settlement.


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 Post subject: Re: Place names in Kruger - origin and meaning
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:k Duke

If it was in the UK I would have been searching for Iron Age hill fort remains. And there are precedents in SA - Thulamela and Mapungubwe to name but two.

I wonder what's there...

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