An initiation rite marking the transition from girlhood to young womanhood; the initiated woman. Also attributive. See also boyale.Cf. abakwetha.
1858J.C. Warner inJ. MacleanCompendium of Kafir Laws (1906) 105Intonjane...When the time of her separation has expired, the girl..proceeds..to a..spot..where she..hides under ground the fork with which she has been accustomed to eat her food during..her separation.
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