Definition of the noun sangoma
What does sangoma mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: sangomas
- a traditional Zulu healer and respected elder
Alternative definition of the noun sangoma
- [context: South Africa] A witch doctor, traditional herbalist, or traditional healer.
- Sangoma is a fictional character in the 2009 drama film Skin.
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"Sangoma" is a musical album of Miriam Makeba.
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Sangoma a.k.a. Traditional healers of South Africa: A sangoma is a practitioner of herbal medicine, divination and counselling in traditional Nguni societies of Southern Africa.
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Religion 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 ...
e-Study Guide for: Contemporary Sociological Theory and Its Classical Roots: The Basics by George Ritzer, ISBN 9780073404387 (2012)
by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Sangoma: A sangoma is a practitioner of herbal medicine, divination and.
Where 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 ...
The Wolf Chronicles (2007)
by Vincent A. Kennard
Sangoma is a sort of a cross between a witchdoctor and a spiritualist. They are supposedly very spiritual and often speak to the Zulu's ancestral spirits. They are mostly healers of various ailments and is highly respected and feared by the ...
Cultural History of Plants (2005)
by Sir Ghillean Prance, Mark Nesbitt
Traditional healers have existedthroughout Africasince prehistoric times,for example, theifasandjuju menofWest Africa or the inyanga (sangoma is the term used for diviners) of South Africa. Various methods have been used to identify ...
Sizwe'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, ...
An 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 ...
The Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2004)
by Tova Navarra
sangoma A male or female shaman, or healer, of southern Africa. In the Zulu culture, for example, the inyanga treats physical disease; the sangoma is concerned with the psychic world but may use similar media. After a ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
The 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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
Historical Dictionary of Lesotho (2003)
by Rosenberg, Weisfelder
many Basotho seek out traditional doctors and healers (sangoma).
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Scrabble value of S1A1N1G2O1M3A1
The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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