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ngaka, noun

Plurals:
ngakas, ‖dingaka, ‖lingaka /di(ə)ŋˈɡɑːkə/.
Origin:
Sotho, seTswanaShow more Sotho and seTswana ngaka (plural dingaka, or, in Lesotho orthography, lingaka).
Among Sotho- and seTswana-speakers: a traditional healer. Also attributive. See also witchdoctor.
1871 J. Mackenzie Ten Yrs N. of Orange River 381As Ngaka or priest, the chief is supported by a class of men (lingaka) who not only practise the art of healing but are professors of witchcraft and have taken degrees in rain-making.
1982 Fair Lady 19 May 36You are called to study as a ngaka (spirit doctor).
a traditional healer. Also attributive.

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