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Witch Doctor Riding on a Hyena, Chapungu Sculpture Park - Loveland, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 40° 24.684 W 104° 59.331
13T E 500946 N 4473420
Quick Description: The N'anga (witchdoctor) is a crucial part of village society. This occupation is not European related, but critical to Zimbabwean culture.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2014 9:13:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMN3RT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 2

Long Description:
The plaque reads:

Using his magic powers the N'anga (witchdoctor) rides on a hyena to faraway villages.

"Nganga is a Bantu term for herbalist or spiritual healer in many African societies and also in many societies of the African diaspora such as those in Haiti, Brazil, and Cuba. It is derived from *-ganga in proto-Njila, an early branch of the Bantu family.[1] The verb form related to it, -gang- relates to wisdom, knowledge and skill. As this term is a multiple reflex of a Proto-Bantu root, there are slight variations on the term throughout the entire Bantu-speaking world." (from (visit link) )

Kagore, Conductor

Born in Matsvitsi, Guruve area, in 1954.

He is married and has three children.

He started making baskets and bamboo stools.

He followed Davison Chakawa to Tengenenge to sculpt in 1987. (from (visit link) )
Sector of the workforce: N'anga (witchdoctor)

Created or Donated by which group: 1990

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