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ubukwetha, noun

Forms:
Also ubukhwetha, ubukweta.
Origin:
XhosaShow more Xhosa, the seclusion period, and the place of seclusion, for initiates to manhood.
abakwetha sense 2.
1856 J.C. Warner in J. Maclean Compendium of Kafir Laws (1906) 95[The] state of initiation is called ‘ubukweta,’ the boys themselves being termed ‘abakweta.’
1964 G. Gordon Four People 80Although they still cling to their tribal customs like ubukhwetha, the School- and Church-people did not daub their bodies with yellow ochre or drape themselves in blankets like the ignorant pagans.
abakwetha2.

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