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Isihlonipho among Amaxhosa

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dc.contributor.advisor Saule, N.
dc.contributor.advisor Finlayson, Rosalie, 1943- Bongela, K. S., 1936- 2009-08-25T10:48:09Z 2009-08-25T10:48:09Z 2001-06 2009-08-25T10:48:09Z
dc.identifier.citation Bongela, K. S., 1936- (2001) Isihlonipho among Amaxhosa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Isihlonipho among amaXhosa is a study based on the indigenous culture of amaXhosa, a vibrant nation forming a black section of the South African population. In order to capture those interesting aspects embraced within the theme of this study, the researcher has deemed it proper and appropriate to focus his attention largely on the cultural practices of these people citing various stages of their cultural development. Although some of the most important cultural activities such as religion, ancestor worship, totems and others have been highlighted together with the statuses of certain personalities, places and family units, nevertheless, the emphasis is on hlonipha language associated with cultural practices such as, inter alia, ulwaiuko (circumcision) and traditional marriage. It is also placed on the language of respect associated with the veneration of aspects such as the weather, animals, rivers, graves, inkundla and many others. Of grave concern to the researcher is the fact that arrival of western civilisation, the spread of Christianity and the miscegenation of Black and White races have been instrumental in eroding hlonipha practices and hlonipha language which has remained the pillar of the amaXhosa culture for centuries. In view of the historical and political changes which have significantly affected the validity of these cultural practices, this thesis is inclined to support the spirit of renaissance which seeks to recoup those aspects ofthe past which our posterity needs for its cultural existence en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 258 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.ddc 305.8963985
dc.subject.lcsh Xhosa (African people) -- Conduct of life
dc.subject.lcsh Xhosa (African people) -- Social life and customs
dc.title Isihlonipho among Amaxhosa en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department African Languages en D. Litt. et Phil. (African Languages)

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