05 October 2010

The lion won't sleep tonight

"We name our children after them: Tau (lion) is a common forename, and surname, in Sesotho.

There are many people whose surname pays tribute to the mighty elephant: Tlou (Sesotho), Olifant (Afrikaans) and Ndlovu (Zulu). "

In effect, southern Africans place names of animals on children a lot. Here are some common Sesotho names:
Nkoe, Tiger
Tau, Lion
Phiri, Hyena
Ntsu, Eagle
Nku, Sheep
Linku, Sheep (pl.)
Sebata, Feline
Tlou, Elephant

For a fuller experience of Sesotho names, check out Sesotho.web.za

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