n Acta Academica - Difficulties and challenges in recognising Bushman influence

Supplement 2
  • ISSN : 0587-2405


The naming process is continuous, dynamic and complex. The place names in the region under discussion are not homogeneous as regards age, linguistic composition or language of origin. Some names will be of Bushman origin, bestowed by them to the features concerned and subsequently adapted into Zulu; some names will be composed of Bushman words adopted by the Zulu as loans on their migrations and used in the coining of new names, and some names will be of Zulu origin.

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