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Bobirwa
The Bobirwa
Bobirwa
Sub District in Botswana
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
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
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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Bakalanga
The Kalanga[pronunciation?], also known as the Bakalanga[pronunciation?], Bakalaka[pronunciation?], mainly inhabit far western Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
and northeastern Botswana. They have been estimated to number around 850,000 today, but probably now much fewer.[citation needed] In 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. Kalangas are a part of the Matebele Nation which was Established by King Mzilikazi
Mzilikazi
during the 1800s pre-colonial Zimbabwe. The Kalangas are one of the largest minority groups in Botswana. The 1946 census indicated that there were 22,777 (40% of the numerically largest district) Kalanga in the Bamangwato (Central) District.[2] Contrary to popular beliefs the Kalangas are not part of the Shona speaking nation; linguistically or culturally
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Machete
A machete (/məˈʃɛti/; Spanish pronunciation: [maˈtʃete]) 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
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Limpopo River
The Limpopo River
River
rises in central southern Africa, and flows generally eastwards to the Indian Ocean. The term Limpopo is the isiZulu 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.[1] The Limpopo is the second largest river in Africa
Africa
that drains to the Indian Ocean, after the Zambezi
Zambezi
River. The first European to sight the river was Vasco da Gama, who anchored off its mouth in 1498 and named it Espiritu Santo River
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Botswana
Botswana
Botswana
(/bɒtˈswɑːnə/), officially the Republic of Botswana (Tswana: Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana
Botswana
adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966.[7] 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.[8] Botswana
Botswana
is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari
Kalahari
Desert. It is bordered by South Africa
South Africa
to the south and southeast, Namibia
Namibia
to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast
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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.[1] References[edit]^ "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; 28.34944This Botswana location article is a stub
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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.[n 1] 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
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Legong
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.Contents1 Origins 2 Dancers 3 Story 4 Types 5 See also 6 In popular culture 7 References 8 External linksOrigins[edit] Legong
Legong
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
Legong
originated with the sanghyang dedari, a ceremony involving voluntary possession of two little girls by beneficent spirits.[1] Legong
Legong
is also danced at public festivals
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Choshi
Chōshi (銚子市, Chōshi-shi) is a city located 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).[1]Contents1 Geography1.1 Neighboring municipalities2 Climate 3 History3.1 Attack on Chōshi during WWII4 Economy 5 Education 6 Transportation6.1 Railway 6.2 Highways7 Local attractions 8 Twin towns – sister cities 9 Notable people from Chōshi 10 References 11 External linksGeography[edit] Chōshi is the easternmost city in the Greater Tokyo Area, and Cape Inubō, within the city, is the easternmost point in the Kantō region
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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.[2] The confluence is at the site of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area.Contents1 Hydrology 2 Settlements 3 Dams 4 See also 5 ReferencesHydrology[edit] The 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.[3] 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
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Zimbabwe
Coordinates: 20°S 30°E / 20°S 30°E / -20; 30Republic of ZimbabweFlagCoat of armsMotto: "Unity, Freedom, Work"[1]Anthem:  "Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe"[2]Location of  Zimbabwe  (dark blue) in the African Union  (light blue)Capital and largest city Harare 17°50′S 31°3′E / 17.833°S 31.050°E / -17.833; 31.050Official languages16 languages[3]Chewa Chibarwe English Kalanga "Koisan" (presumably Tsoa) Nambya Ndau Ndebele Shangani Shona "sign language" Sotho Tonga Tswana Venda XhosaEthnic groups (2012)99.4% Black African (over 80% Shona; Ndebele are largest minority) 0.2% White African 0.4% others, including Coloured
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South Africa
[Note 1]11 languagesAfrikaans Northern Sotho English Southern Ndebele Southern Sotho Swazi Tsonga Tswana Venda Xhosa ZuluEthnic groups (2014[3])80.2% Black 8.8% Coloured 8.4% White 2.5% AsianReligion See Religion in South AfricaDemonym South AfricanGovernment Unitary dominant-party parliamentary constitutional republic• PresidentCyril Ramaphosa• Deputy PresidentDavid Mabuza• Chairperson of the National Council of ProvincesThandi Modise• Speaker of the National AssemblyBaleka Mbete• Chief JusticeMogoeng MogoengLegislature Parliament• Upper houseNational Council• Lower houseNational AssemblyIndependence from the United Kingdom• Union31 May 1910• Self-governance11 December 1931• Republic31 May 1961•
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Limpopo Province
Limpopo
Limpopo
(UK: /lɪmˈpoʊpoʊ/) is the northernmost province of South Africa. It is named after the Limpopo
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".[3] The capital is Polokwane
Polokwane
(formerly 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
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Selebi-Phikwe
Selebi-Phikwe
Selebi-Phikwe
(also spelt Selibe Phikwe) is a mining town located in the Central District of Botswana. It had a population of 49,724 in 2011 which is now estimated to have risen to c.52,000. The town is an administrative district, separate from the surrounding Central District.[3]Contents1 Mining 2 Government and infrastructure 3 Energy 4 Amenities and tourism 5 References 6 External linksMining[edit] Nickel
Nickel
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
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Central District (Botswana)
Central is the largest of Botswana's districts in terms of area and population. It encompasses the traditional homeland of the Bamangwato people. Some of the most politically connected Batswana
Batswana
have come from the Central District, including former President Sir Seretse Khama, former President Festus Mogae, and current President Lt. General Seretse Ian Khama. The district borders Zimbabwe's Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South
Matabeleland South
Provinces, and in the southeast Central borders South Africa's Limpopo
Limpopo
Province, North-East in the northeast, Kgatleng in the south, Kweneng in southwest, Ghanzi in the North and North-West in the northwest direction As of 2011, the total population of the district was 576,064 compared to 501,381 in 2001. The growth rate of population during the decade was 1.40. The population in the district was 28.45 per cent of the total population in the country
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