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pungwe (plural pungwes)
- (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.