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Naka [‘horn’](plur. dinaka)locked

  • David K. Rycroft


Term, for flutes, especially stopped flutes, among most subgroups of the northern Sotho-speaking peoples of southern Africa, particularly the Pedi, Ndebele, and Lovedu. The naka of the Tswana people is made from the lower leg bone of the secretary bird, covered with lizard skin, and is used for divining and to ward off lightning. The ...

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