Qamata

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Qamata

  1. The chief deity in traditional Xhosa religion.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, pp. 14-5:
      my father remained aloof from Christianity and instead reserved his own faith for the great spirit of the Xhosas, Qamata, the God of his fathers.
    • 2007, Molefi Asante and Emeka Nwadiora, Spear Masters, p. 75:
      The idea of good and evil is related to the deity, Qamata, among the Xhosa.