sangoma

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Zulu isangoma.

Noun[edit]

sangoma (plural sangomas)

  1. (South Africa) A witch doctor, traditional herbalist, or traditional healer.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 176:
      This case also attracted a large crowd – not to see me, but to find out whether the white man's laws could be applied to a sangoma.

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