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dc.contributor.advisor Milubi, N.A Khosa, Maxangu Amos 2011-08-18T13:19:45Z 2011-08-18T13:19:45Z 2009 2009-12
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)(African Languages) --University of Limpopo, 2009. en
dc.description.abstract Most people feel not comfortable in taking part in ritual ceremonies thinking that they are barbaric, old fashioned and valueless. The aim of this study is to make this people change their perspective by bringing out their significance through thorough investigation on the symbolism which is used in their performances which hides their practical meaning and value. Qualitative method was used to gather the information and data used in this research in which interviews were conducted. Thirty people, both males and females were visited at their homes from villages around Malamulele Township, although only few were quoted.Their responses made it clear that a lot of symbolism is used in Xitsonga ritual ceremonies which made it not clearly understood by the youth which led to their downfall. It is recommended that in the performance and practice of these rituals, a sort of explanation should be given which will clear inquisitive minds. It is also recommended that the society at large be educated about their value and significance for them to practice them with pride and dignity. en
dc.format.extent 91 p. en
dc.language.iso en en
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dc.subject Symbolism en
dc.subject Xitsonga en
dc.subject Ritual ceremonies en
dc.subject.ddc 302.222 en
dc.subject.lcsh African Culture en
dc.title Symbolism in Xitsonga cultural ritual ceremonies. en
dc.type Thesis en

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