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Sangoma

One who has the inborn ability to decipher the language of amadlozi including the interpreting of dreams

Uhlaka lwenyanga

Term used to refer to one who is apprenticed to an Inyanga. Duties include carrying the medicines (izikwama). Apprenticeship takes the form of practical experience where you would mix and perform whatever work needs to be done.

Ukuchata

Method of using imithi/isiwasho. This is known in English as an enema. This can be done at anytime of the day, but is usually at night or first thing in the morning

Ukuchela

Use of intelezi or isiwasho to protect either home against bad energies, abathakathi or as a preventative measure to ensure a function such as a wedding or funeral or any family gathering proceeds without problems

ukukhanisela amakhosi

It is a thanks offering to iDlozi/iSitunywa for their assistance that you have sought. Traditionally people would bring animals and other items for this but today, this is a cash payment. The amount offered varies but excludes the costs of any imithi that may be dispensed

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