mganga


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mganga

(əmˈɡæŋɡə)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) (in E Africa)a witch doctor or medicine man
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Thanks to President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga and counter attacking DP, mwizi (thief), mganga (magician), msaliti (betrayer), muuaji (murderer), mlafi (greedy), name it, are taking take centre stage in the mobilisation of the populace three years to the General Election.
Some of East Africa's top personalities have admitted, without shame, that they sought the powers of a mganga to give them that supernatural push.
The Greeks said 'Physician, heal thyself'; the Swahili phrase is 'Mganga hajigangi' (a healer cannot treat himself).
According to the colonial officer Sadleir, Sheuta means 'son of the bow' in Kizigula and the name was bestowed on a legendary figure called Mganga who is reputed to have led his people in a guerrilla war against the Portuguese, teaching them for the first time the use of the bow and arrow as a weapon of war (Sadleir 1952: 91).
Et pourtant, a la lecture de sa contribution, on voit qu'il y a bien des devins: le mfumo, sorte de diagnostiqueur, puis le mganga, un prescripteur.
El sistema radical de las gramineas puede alcanzar profundidades de hasta 2.7 m, asi como una alta tolerancia a condiciones climaticas extremas, altas concentraciones de salinidad o acidez, y presencia de metales pesados (Paz-Alberto & Sigua, 2013; Mganga, 2014; Chavez-Rodriguez, 2015), lo que permite la estimulacion y el establecimiento de poblaciones de microflora tanto en rizoplano como rizosfera, que contribuyen a la degradacion de moleculas organicas (Uren, 2001; Bisht et al., 2015).
Most likely, these relatives consulted a neotraditional healer (mganga wa kinyeji, literally local healer), who identified Mwanzalima's sister-in-law as the witch (mchawi) who had caused this death.
Owned by: Nasser Abdullah Khalifa al-Attiya 3rd race: End Of Dreams (Adnan Hawa) 1, Country Wolf 2, Dubai Tiger 3, Mganga 4.
The nomenclature of traditional medicine, particularly in a Kiswahili translation of healing and the healer have therefore minimized the technology so that names like 'mganga wa jadi' (traditional/customary healer), 'mganga wa kienyeji' (local/indiginious healer) or 'mganga asili' (native healer) together with 'dawa za jadi' (customary medicine), 'dawa za kienyeji' (local medicine) or dawa za asili (indigenous medicine) are so perplexing that the linguistic descriptions of traditional medicine are undermining.
According to the company, the Minister of the Energy and Minerals of Tanzania, the Honourable William Mganga Ngeleja approved the transfer of 95% ownership of Gold Standard Tanzania to Ruby Creek.
Babu makes no money from his activities as a "mganga"(traditional healer) charging only 500 shillings ([pounds sterling] 0.20) per head.