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Bobirwa
The Bobirwa
Bobirwa
Sub District in Botswana is an area populated by the Babirwa (Ba-Birwa) people who originate from the Kalanga and the Nyai (Ba-Nyai). The Babirwa as a people are found in Bobirwa
Bobirwa
in Botswana , in the Bochum District of the Limpopo Province of South Africa
South Africa
and Southern Matebeleland of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
around the City of Kwanda . From the above it is clear that the babirwa people originate from the confluence of the Limpopo River and the Shashi River , the area that today includes the Mapungubjwe Ruins. The Babirwa in South Africa Reside in areas north of the Strydberg Mountains south of Polokwane. This area is popularly known as Bokgalaka (Bo- Kakanga) - meaning where the Ba-Kalanga people reside
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Lepokole
LEPOKOLE is a village in Central District of Botswana . The village is located close to the border with Zimbabwe , and it has a primary school. The population was 505 in 2001 census. REFERENCES * ^ "Distribution of population by sex by villages and their associated localities: 2001 population and housing census". Archived from the original on 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2008-01-08. Coordinates : 21°47′41″S 28°20′58″E / 21.79472°S 28.34944°E / -21.79472; 28.34944 This Botswana location article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Machete
A MACHETE (/məˈʃɛti/ ; Spanish pronunciation: ) is a broad blade used either as an implement like an axe , or in combat like a short sword . The blade is typically 32.5 to 45 centimetres (12.8 to 17.7 in) long and usually under 3 millimetres (0.12 in) thick. In the Spanish language
Spanish language
, the word is a diminutive form of the word macho, which was used to refer to sledgehammers. In the English language
English language
, an equivalent term is MATCHET, though it is less commonly known. In the English-speaking Caribbean, such as Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, and Grenada
Grenada
and in Trinidad and Tobago, the term cutlass is used for these agricultural tools
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Bakalanga
The KALANGA, also known as the BAKALANGA, BAKALAKA, mainly inhabit far western Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
and northeastern Botswana
Botswana
. They have been estimated to number around 850,000 today, but probably now much fewer. In Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
, Kalanga -speaking areas are now much reduced and many of Kalanga heritage now identify themselves as Ndebele or mixed, especially in the urban areas of Bulawayo
Bulawayo
. The Kalangas are one of the largest minority groups in Botswana
Botswana
. The 1946 census indicated that there were 22,777 (40% of the numerically largest district) Kalanga in the Bamangwato (Central) District. The Kalanga are the westernmost of the Shona groups, and were once probably in the same group with the Karanga , the adjacent group of the (Eastern) Shona
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Limpopo River
The LIMPOPO RIVER rises in central southern Africa
Africa
, and flows generally eastwards to the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
. The term Limpopo is the modified version of the original Sepedi name diphororo tša meetse, meaning ″gushing strong waterfalls". The river is approximately 1,750 kilometres (1,087 mi) long, with a drainage basin 415,000 square kilometres (160,200 sq mi) in size. The mean discharge measured over a year is 170 m3/s (6,200 cu ft/s ) at its mouth. The Limpopo is the second largest river in Africa
Africa
that drains to the Indian Ocean, after the Zambezi
Zambezi
River
River
. The first European to sight the river was Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama
, who anchored off its mouth in 1498 and named it Espiritu Santo River
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Selebi-Phikwe
SELEBI-PHIKWE (also spelt Selibe Phikwe) is a mining town located in the Central District of Botswana . It had a population of 49,849 in 2001 which is now estimated to have risen to c.52000. The town is an administrative district, separate from the surrounding Central District. CONTENTS * 1 Mining * 2 Government and infrastructure * 3 Energy * 4 Amenities and tourism * 5 References * 6 External links MININGNickel mining commenced in 1973 and has been the main activity since. The complex includes a mine and a smelter . All operations are now deep mining. Originally there were two tiny places called Selebi and Phikwe, which straddled a large undiscovered deposit of copper and nickel in the area. When the mineral wealth of the area was discovered in the 1960s a mine and a township were built in the woodland between the places with the combined name of Selebi-Phikwe
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Legong
LEGONG is a form of Balinese dance . It is a refined dance form characterized by intricate finger movements, complicated footwork, and expressive gestures and facial expressions. CONTENTS * 1 Origins * 2 Dancers * 3 Story * 4 Types * 5 See also * 6 In popular culture * 7 References * 8 External links ORIGINSLegong probably originated in the 19th century as royal entertainment. Legend has it that a prince of Sukawati fell ill and had a vivid dream in which two maidens danced to gamelan music. When he recovered, he arranged for such dances to be performed in reality. Others believe that the Legong originated with the sanghyang dedari, a ceremony involving voluntary possession of two little girls by beneficent spirits. Legong is also danced at public festivals. Excerpts from Legong dance dramas are put on for tourists. DANCERS An adult performer of Legong Bapang Saba. Traditionally, legong dancers were girls who have not yet reached puberty
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Choshi
CHōSHI (銚子市, Chōshi-shi) is a city in Chiba Prefecture , Japan. As of February 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 64,097 and a population density of 813 persons per km². The total area is 84.19 km2 (32.5 sq mi). CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Neighboring municipalities * 2 Climate * 3 History * 3.1 Attack on Chōshi during WWII * 4 Economy * 5 Education * 6 Transportation * 6.1 Railway * 6.2 Highways * 7 Local attractions * 8 Twin towns – sister cities * 9 Notable people from Chōshi * 10 References * 11 External links GEOGRAPHYChōshi is the easternmost city in the Greater Tokyo Area , and Cape Inubō , within the city, is the easternmost point in the Kantō region . Chōshi is noted for its dramatic sea coast
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Limpopo Province
LIMPOPO UK : /lɪmˈpoʊpoʊ/ is the northernmost province of South Africa . It is named after the Limpopo River , which forms the province's western and northern borders. The name "Limpopo" has its etymological origin in the Northern Sotho language
Northern Sotho language
word diphororo tša meetse, meaning "strong gushing waterfalls". The capital is Polokwane , formerly called Pietersburg. The province was formed from the northern region of Transvaal Province in 1994, and was initially named NORTHERN TRANSVAAL. The following year, it was renamed NORTHERN PROVINCE, which remained the name until 2003, when it was formally changed to Limpopo
Limpopo
after deliberation by the provincial government and amendment of the South African Constitution . An alternate name considered for the province was Mapungubwe
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South Africa
11 languages * Afrikaans
Afrikaans
* Northern Sotho * English * Southern Ndebele * Southern Sotho * Swazi * Tsonga * Tswana * Venda * Xhosa * Zulu ETHNIC GROUPS (2014 ) * 80.2% Black * 8.8% Coloured
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Zimbabwe
Coordinates : 20°S 30°E / 20°S 30°E / -20; 30 Republic of Zimbabwe Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Unity, Freedom, Work" ANTHEM: "Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe

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Shashi River
The SHASHE RIVER (or SHASHI RIVER) is a major left-bank tributary of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe . It rises northwest of Francistown , Botswana and flows into the Limpopo River where Botswana , Zimbabwe and South Africa meet. The confluence is at the site of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area . CONTENTS * 1 Hydrology * 2 Settlements * 3 Dams * 4 See also * 5 References HYDROLOGYThe Shashe River is a highly ephemeral river, with flow generally restricted to a few days of the year. The river contributes 12.2% of the mean annual runoff of the Limpopo Basin. Major tributaries of the Shashe River include the Simukwe , Shashani , Thuli , Tati and Ramokgwebana rivers. The lower Shashe is a sand filled channel, with extensive alluvial aquifers in the river channel and below the alluvial plains. These supply water for a number of irrigation schemes including Sibasa and Shashi
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Botswana
BOTSWANA (/bɒtˈswɑːnə/ ), officially the REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA (Tswana : Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa
Southern Africa
. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland , Botswana
Botswana
adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy , with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections and the best perceived corruption ranking in Africa
Africa
since at least 1998. Botswana
Botswana
is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert
Kalahari Desert
. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia
Namibia
to the west and north, and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
to the northeast
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Molalatau
MOLALATAU is a village in Central District of Botswana . It is located in the eastern tip of Botswana, within 100 km distance of borders with Zimbabwe and South Africa . The population was 3,107 in 2011 census. There are no major economic activities in the village since the people are subsistence farmers. Molalatau translates to mean "Lion's Den" in Setswana and is located about 20 km from Bobonong village which is home to the sub-district administration centre. The residents of Molalatau are Babirwa and they speak a parlance called sebirwa - they formerly originate from the far eastern tip of the country in the area around the confluence of Limpopo -Motloutse rivers. They were forcefully removed from this area by the colonial administration to given way to the British South Africa Company which was allocated the land stretching the length of Limpopo river within Botswana by Khama III
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