Kuwa, Also Kwa
Fog
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Sources:
Stone [goowa]
Notes:
Stone must have heard the same word as he writes [goowa]. He however has an account of 'the Fog that killed', or 'Poison Fog' which he calls [Yathunge jah] and he explains: 'perhaps 80 to 100 years ago a swiftly killing disease... killed a great number of the Boga tribe. The idea was that it came like a fog, low-lying over the land’. There is no problem with [yathunge] as this is yathangga 'bad', but [jah] does not correspond to the word for 'fog' and seems to be a rendering of tya 'land'. The term [Yathunge jah] should therefore be translated as 'poisoned land', land presumably poisoned by the fog that lay over it.
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Categories:
Weather

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