tsoro, noun

Origin:
ShonaShow more Shona (Zimbabwe).
morabaraba. Also attributive.
[1958 A. Delius in R.M. Macnab Poets in S. Afr. 33And in our cities under sunset’s bloodshot eye, absorbed beyond the passing feet, Small gamblers play at tsolo on the kerb.]
1966 J. Farrant Mashonaland Martyr 167They played ‘Tsoro’ with small stones in prepared hollows of earth.
1968 L.G. Green Full Many Glorious Morning 49You can watch a game of tsoro or African draughts near the city centre.
1990 Personality 5 Feb. 47Around his waist, waking or sleeping, was slung his green canvas bag — full of his very own Tsoro pebbles, and when he squatted in the red dust to place them in the Tsoro game, Aie! How they gleamed in the sun!
morabaraba. Also attributive.

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