matekwane, noun

Forms:
matekoane, motekwaneShow more Formerly also matekoane, motekwane, mutakuane, mutokuane, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Sotho
Especially among Sotho-speakers: dagga noun2 sense 1.
Note:
Livingstone is writing of an area to the north of South Africa.
[1857 D. Livingstone Missionary Trav. 330Reaching the village of Kabinje, in the evening he sent us a present of tobacco, Mutakuane or ‘bang’ (Cannabis sative) and maize.]
1953 P. Lanham Blanket Boy’s Moon 30Who can say how a man becomes a tsotsi? Perhaps because the man..takes to the smoking of matekoane — dagga.
1968 A. Fulton Dark Side of Mercy 105Libe himself grew matekoane, or dagga as they called it here in the Union...Matekoane is a weed but law forbids its growth.
1978 M. wa Nthodi From Calabash 11Moditi gives them motekwane to smoke and beer to drink.
1981 Voice 20 May 17I..wouldn’t mind to have a legalised puff of matekwane under medical control.
dagganoun1.

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