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Title: Symbolism in Xitsonga cultural ritual ceremonies.
Authors: Khosa, Maxangu Amos
Advisors: Milubi, N.A
Keywords: Symbolism
Xitsonga
Ritual ceremonies
Issue Date: 2009
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.
Description: Thesis (M.A.)(African Languages) --University of Limpopo, 2009.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10386/374
Library of Congress Subject Headings: African Culture
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