1976M. Melamu inNew ClassicNo.3, 4But that’s how she is, this Georgina. Straight-talk and no lapha-lapha, as she says.
1990P. Cullinan inM. LevesonFiretalk 7I was trying to get..boards stacked in an orderly manner. The team I was working with were raw and had never been in a factory before...I was shouting at them: ‘Ai lapa, you bloody mompara, sit hom daarso.’
B.adjective (demonstrative).In the phr. lapa side [fr. Fanakalo lapasayid there (sayid adaptation of English side), with spelling remodelled to the English root],‘that side’, over there, in that place.
1970N. ConwayInformant, Salisbury (Harare, Zimbabwe)Lapa side. Over there.