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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An African tribe or clan or nation.
  • proper n. A member of the tribe.
  • proper n. The language of the Shangaan.


From the name of Soshangani, the leader of the Revolt against Chaka Zulu, who fled to Zimbabwe. Alternatively from Zulu: shangane: a wanderer. (Wiktionary)



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