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Definition of the noun sangoma

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noun - plural: sangomas

  1. a traditional Zulu healer and respected elder
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: healer / therapist = a person skilled in a particular type of therapy

Alternative definition of the noun sangoma

noun

  1. [context: South Africa] A witch doctor, traditional herbalist, or traditional healer.

Characters

  1. Sangoma is a fictional character in the 2009 drama film Skin.
  2. Sangoma is a fictional character from the 2009 film District 9.
  3. Sangoma is a fictional character from the 2006 film König Otto.

Music

"Sangoma" is a musical album of Miriam Makeba.

  • released in (27 years ago)

Miscellanea

Sangoma a.k.a. Traditional healers of South Africa are practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern Africa. They fulfill different social and political roles in the community, including divination, healing physical, emotional and spiritual illnesses, directing birth or death rituals, finding lost cattle, protecting warriors, counteracting witches, and narrating the history, cosmology, and myths of their tradition. There are two main types of traditional healers within the Nguni, Sotho-Tswana and Tsonga societies of Southern Africa: the diviner, and the herbalist. These healers are effectively South African shamans who are highly revered and respected in a society where illness is thought to be caused by witchcraft, pollution or through neglect of the ancestors. It is estimated that there are as many as 200,000 indigenous traditional healers in South Africa compared to 25,000 Western-trained doctors. Traditional healers are consulted by approximately 60% of the South African population, usually in conjunction with modern biomedical services.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sangoma

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Google previewReligion and the Health of the Public (2012)

Shifting the Paradigm by Gary Gunderson, Jim Cochrane

Sometimes mistakenly regarded as a “witchdoctor,” the sangoma is a health provider who might use traditional medicines (such as a herbalist), but more generally, employs a mix ofpsychosomatic and spiritual treatments, with a par- ticular ...

Google previewChanging World Religions, Cults & Occult

by Jerry Stokes

Sangoma Known also as a shaman or witch doctor - a sangoma is a priest of Southern African origin. Sat-Yuga A Sanskrit word, Sat-Yuga is a Hindu prophecy about the coming of the age of truth or golden age. It is characterized by a time of ...

Google previewChildren Around the World: The Ultimate Class Field Trip, Grades PK - 2 (2010)

Visit 14 Countries and Explore the Languages and Cultures of Children Across the Globe by Marilee Whiting Woodfield

ABBCBB Sangoma A sangoma is a traditional South African healer and fortune- teller. A sangoma uses shells, bones, and herbs to foretell a person's future. Gather a small assortment of sticks (for bones), shells, and herb stems and place ...

Google previewCheeky Fictions (2005)

Laughter and the Postcolonial by Susanne Reichl, Mark Stein

A sangoma is an African traditional healer, claiming supernatural powers.

Google previewWhere Global Contradictions are Sharpest (2005)

Research Stories from the Kalahari by Keyan G. Tomaselli

A sangoma is an African traditional Zulu healer, often a woman, claiming supernatural powers of divination. 67 Only rarely do academic authors get paid ...

Google previewOur Genes, Our Foods, Our Choices (2014)

by Triveni P. Shukla

Religion and Faith Prescriptions and Practice Effect Sangoma Herbal medicine, divination, and counseling Sangoma is the healer in Swazi, Zulu, Southern Africa , and Zhosa. This is analogous to practice of alternative medicine. Nganga ...

Google previewThe Legend of Bobcat Bill: A Sheriff Thomas Peacemaker Mystery (2014)

by Daniel Agee

A Sangoma is a holy man. Papatua will talk to the creators of all things and we will find the abathakati, perform a light ceremony and destroy it,” Bamba said with a matter-of-fact tone. “Well, we all saw what we saw. A gaggle of people have ...

Google previewNEUROEPISTEMOLOGY (2012)

by YURI ZAMBRANO

Sangoma is a drummer, a clairvoyant, one who uses the drum to arouse the spirits. Inyanga also is considered as name for a shaman (Larsen 1996) 12 Lumbewe: a prophet in the camp of Munumu-Taba (an ancient and sacred kingdom).

Google previewSizwe's Test (2008)

A Young Man's Journey Through Africa's AIDS Epidemic by Jonny Steinberg

Sangoma is the Zulu word for diviner-healer, but is used throughout South Africa in all of its languages. Muthi literally means “tree” in Zulu. The proximate English translation is “medicine,” but that is inadequate. An inyanga's herbs are muthi, ...

Google previewThe African Way (2007)

The Power of Interactive Leadership by Mike Boon

A sangoma is a diviner and herbalist - a type of priest-healer. But the myth of the witchdoctor persists. However, sangomas and nyangas are not witchdoctors. Sangomas do not choose this profession for themselves. They experience a calling ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2 (Paperback) (2007)

by Christina Pratt

Sangoma connect with the ancestors for divination, diagnosis, and healing. The sangoma uses several methods to arouse the umbilini. Using drumming, the sangoma experiences the umbilini heating, rising up the spine, and bursting through ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

West Africa: kisidwe, lalnjo Cameroon: anyoe, nyonne, ebungo matatolo, eboungo matalo, bianji, nsangomo, mbawandje Central Africa: orogbo erin, banoummabi, boko, ouotera pissale Gabon: agnube, sangoma, bouandjo, sangoun Ivory ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (2009)

by Facts On File, Incorporated

Sangoma literally means “people of the drum.” sanjak An administrative district of the early Ottoman Empire. By the end of the 14th century the sanjaks had become subdivisions of the larger beylerbeyliks. sanza An Azande musical instrument ...

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Alternative Medicine (2008)

by T V Sairam

Zulu sangoma bones ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

pdf Sangoma Technologies (n.d.). X.25 tutorial. Retrieved September 17, 2002, from http://www.sangoma.com/ x25.htm SIP ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Peoples (2013)

by The Diagram Group,

sangoma A Nguni word for a diviner or prophet. “Sangoma” literally means “peopleof thedrum.” sansa see mbira sanza An Azande musical ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

medic, quack,spike 06 change, crocus,dilute, fiddle,mganga,neuter, repair, weaken 07falsify, massage, pervert, sangoma 08 castrate, disguise,marabout, medicate, medicine,sawbones 09 bodycurer,clinician, physician, sterilize10add drugs ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Lesotho (2013)

by Scott Rosenberg, Richard F. Weisfelder

many Basotho seek out traditional doctors and healers (sangoma). In 1991 there were 8,579 licensed traditional practitioners in ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies (2012)

by Michael Pearce

sangoma ('traditional healer'), suka (' go away'). South-east England Dialectologists generally divide southern England into two main areas: South-east England (London, Kent, Surrey, East and ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Shamanism, Volume One: A-M (2007)

by Christina Pratt

The sanusi, sangoma, and iNyanga are all responsible. 235.

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Small photo of MANTENGA, SWAZILAND - JULY 15 : Sangoma, the local magician after a healing ceremony 15. July 2000. Mantenga Nature Reserve. Magic is part of the daily life of tribal people in Africa.Small photo of MANTENGA, SWAZILAND - JULY 15 : Sangoma, the local magician after a healing ceremony 15. July 2000. Mantenga Nature Reserve More...

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