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Amanzimtoti is a coastal town just south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to local legend, when the Zulu king Shaka led his army down the south coast on a raid against the Pondos in 1828, he rested on the banks of a river. When drinking the water, he exclaimed "Kanti amanzi mtoti". The river came to be known as Amanzimtoti. The Zulu word for "sweet" is actually mnandi, but, as Shaka's mother had the name Nandi, he invented the word toti to replace mnandi out of respect not to wear out her name. Locals frequently refer to the town as "Toti". In 2009 the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Geographical Names Committee recommended changing the town's name to aManzamtoti/eManzamtoti.
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The Southern Workman (1917)
AMANZIMTOTI INSTITUTE BY EVELYN F. CLARKE Principal of the Girls' Department AMANZIMTOTI is a name familiar to many people who have spent but a few days or weeks in the South African province of Natal. Comparatively few ...
The Jaws of Death (2007)
Sharks as Predator, Man as Prey by Xavier Maniguet
ACCURSED PLACES AMANZIMTOTI IS A bathing resort twenty-seven kilometres south of Durban in South Africa. Its vast sandy beaches stretch out at the base of superb dunes covered with wild vegetation, and the scene as a whole is more ...
Exits and Entrances (2008)
by Mary Goodlet Clyde
Amanzimtoti is a favourite tourist area which is re- ported to have got its name when Shaka the Zulu warrior chief encamped beside the Manzimtoti River and remarked `Kanti amanz`a mtoti` `The water is sweet`. The river banks are attractively ...
South Africa (2007)
by Michael Brett, Brian Johnson Barker, Mariëlle Renssen
Today, Amanzimtoti is a lively coastal resort. Its beaches are lined with hotels, holiday apartments, take-away outlets, restaurants and beachwear shops. Frangipani The most popular beach extends for 3 km (2 miles) north of the Manzimtoti ...
South Africa by Michael Brett
Today, Amanzimtoti is a lively coastal resort. Its beaches are lined with hotels, holiday apartments, take-away outlets, restaurants and beachwear shops. The most popular beach extends for 3 km (2 miles) north of the Manzimtoti River and ...
by Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly
born in Edendale, a black township outside Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa, to Christian, educated, and 'progressive'parents whoprovidedas thoroughan educationas was availableat Adams Teachers' Training College in Amanzimtoti.
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Scrabble value of A1M3A1N1Z10I1M3T1O1T1I1
The value of this 11-letter word is 24 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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