mampoer

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Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans, from the name of a Pedi chief Mampuru.

Noun[edit]

mampoer (plural mampoer)

  1. (South Africa) Strong home-distilled peach or fruit liquor.
    • "The Americans call it 'moonshine', to the warm-blooded Irish it is 'Poteen' and the Swiss call it 'Kirsch'. In South Africa, it is 'Witblits' in the Cape and to Transvalers it is just 'Mampoer'. Mampoer and the variety of names given to it are the names of strong, homemade distilled brandy made from fruit." http://www.encounter.co.za/article/179.html - 15k

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