Harare

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Shona word Haarare (literally it doesn't sleep) in the local dialect or Haarari in others. It is the name given to places with constant noise, such as waterfalls or places constantly occupied by wild game. Haarare was the name of the region which contained the spot where Fort Salisbury was built by the Rhodesian Pioneer Column. The city grew into the colonial capital, Salisbury.

During the colonial era one of several African townships was called Harare Township. The second "a" may have been dropped by the Europeans through mispronunciation or by the Africans themselves through extensive usage. Upon independence Salisbury was renamed Harare from the original "Haarare" again dropping the second "a".

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Harare

  1. The capital of Zimbabwe, previously named Salisbury.

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Harare f

  1. Harare (capital of Zimbabwe)

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Harare ?

  1. Harare (capital of Zimbabwe)