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PostSubject: ZULU GLOSSARY   Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:35 pm

Assegai Zulu spear
Bossiestroop Afrikaans Ingredient in old Cape remedy for chest complaints
Braai Afrikaans Barbeque
Bushman Name given to indigenous San people by early European colonists
Fynbos Afrikaans Scrub vegetation of the Western Cape mountain areas
Gqoka Zulu Courting shield
Hottentots Dutch Derogatory term for Khoikhoi
iHubelo Zulu Hunting shield
iKlwa Zulu Spear used for stabbing at close range
impi Zulu A group of Zulu warriors
iNdaba Zulu Tribal conference
iNgcula Zulu Throwing spear for hunting
iNtlenda Zulu Special spear of Zulu chiefs
isiHlangu Zulu War shield
isiMonqu Zulu Throwing knobkierie
isiJula Zulu Throwing spear for hunting
isiPapa Zulu Throwing spear
iWisa Zulu Knobkierie with large head
Khoisan Collective name for indigenous people living at the Cape at arrival of the first Europeans
Kraal Dutch Settlement of Zulu huts surrounded by a fence. Also cattle enclosure
Khoikhoi 'Men of men' - name given themselves by pastoral 'Hottentots' at time of arrival of Europeans at Cape
Knobkierie Dutch/ Afrikaans Zulu fighting club with a knobbed head
Mielies Afrikaans Maize
Muti Zulu Medicines used in witchcraft or magic
San Bushmen' - Indigenous hunter- gatherers living at Cape when first Europeans arrived
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