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Mapungubwe: Meaning

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Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:50 pm Unread post
If you know the answer and you want to share your info.
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Re: Who can tell me what Mapungubwe means

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Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:57 pm Unread post
:thumbs_up: Or if you don't have a book, anything would help. :D
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Mon May 07, 2012 6:11 pm Unread post
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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Mon May 07, 2012 6:14 pm Unread post
Wow thanx for that info...........very nice to know....... :dance: :dance: :dance:
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