pungwe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shona

Noun[edit]

pungwe (plural pungwes)

  1. (Africa) A vigil.
    • 2008 June 22, Barry Bearak, “Assassins in Zimbabwe Aim at the Grass Roots”, New York Times:
      So-called pungwe sessions, the Shona word for all-night vigils, have become common in areas where people once loyal to President Mugabe dared vote against him in the first round of voting on March 29.