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WHAT DOES TOKOLOSHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?
In Zulu mythology, Tikoloshe, Tokoloshe or Hili is a dwarf-like water sprite. It is considered a mischievous and evil spirit that can become invisible by drinking water. Tokoloshes are called upon by malevolent people to cause trouble for others. At its least harmful a tokoloshe can be used to scare children, but its power extends to causing illness and even death upon the victim. The way to get rid of him is to call in the n’anga, who has the power to banish him from the area..
The translations of tokoloshe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tokoloshe» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOKOLOSHE» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tokoloshe» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tokoloshe» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tokoloshe
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOKOLOSHE»
Discover the use of tokoloshe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tokoloshe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Gem Squash Tokoloshe
Tijdens de roerige nadagen van het apartheidsbewind is een klein meisje op een afgelegen boerderij in Noord-Transvaal er getuige van hoe haar moeder na het vertrek van haar man ten onder gaat aan depressie en waanzin.
Rachel Zadok, 2006
Tales of the Tokoloshe
Recounts twelve short stories involving Tokoloshe, a mischievious sprite found in South African folklore.
Pieter Scholtz, 2004
Terror of the Tokoloshe
But this is not all - tokoloshes have also been linked with witchcraft, zombies, paranormal stone-showers, murder, ancient Trickster-gods, sightings of unknown animals and outbreaks of mass hysteria.
S. D. Tucker, 2013
Madumo, a Man Bewitched
With the issue of isidliso settled, Madumo wanted to know more about the
tokoloshe. The tokoloshe is deeply feared by its victims, but as well as being the
instrument of witchcraft, the tokoloshe is also something of a prankster. And
because it ...
Adam Ashforth, 2005
When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How
Many people in Southern Africa, particularly in South Africa's villages, firmly
believe in the existence of a Zulu water spirit by the name of Tokoloshe. Time
magazine reported that in the backcountry natives' bicycles are built with a small
Joshua A. Perper, Stephen J. Cina, 2010
Two Wheels and a Tokoloshe
The Tokoloshe is a mischievous goblin in African mythology and David Lemon felt sure he had one with him when cycling alone from Nairobi to Cape Town.
David M. H. Lemon, 2008
Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Darkside
in August 1953 and continuing for nearly two years, Elifasi Msomi, a witch doctor
in Richmond, Natal, killed 15 men, women, and children while under the control
of the Tokoloshe, a South African spirit parasite. When Msomi wished to become
Brad Steiger, 2009
The Dubious Salvation of Jack V.: A Novel
A Novel Jacques Strauss. I was not exactly sure what it was that Susie found so
funny about this; the fact that she didn't really believe in the tokoloshe or that
Michael would be so foolish as to invoke the wrath of the tokoloshe for something
Jacques Strauss, 2011
He scrolled down, looking for mention of human blood, but there was nothing, so,
thinking of his visit to Rochelle's, he searched for the Tokoloshe. At first he put in
the wrong spelling, TOCKALOSH, and the search engine came up with zero.
Mo Hayder, 2008
Delightfully entertaining and funny, Tokoloshe Song is Andrew Salomon’s fantasy debut.
Andrew Salomon, 2014
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOKOLOSHE»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tokoloshe is used in the context of the following news items.
'I killed the Tokoloshe'
Munzhelele further indicated that those who arrived at his house in the morning identified the creature as a tokoloshe. "I cannot dispute that, because I have ... «Zoutnet, May 15»
This Tokoloshe prank is as hilarious as it is cruel [video]
The Tokoloshe is well known for bringing bad omens and is avoided at all costs… beds on bricks and the like. The Boys took advantage of the creature's infamy ... «TheSouthAfrican, Apr 15»
TOKOLOSHE Pranks! [VIDEOS]
Tokoloshe is definitely an Southern African superstition and a very effective one as well. Youtube user “theboys” pulled some LEKKER pranks with (obviously) a ... «SA PROMO Magazine, Apr 15»
WTF? "Tokoloshe" won't let this family watch Generations!
A tokoloshe is allegedly terrorising a family and refuses to let them watch Generations: The Legacy. Yes, that's right! According to Daily Sun, this tokoloshe ... «Zalebs, Apr 15»
"Run tokoloshe run!" - Daily Sun
Daily Sun (March 23 2015) - FOR MORE than a year, Susan suffered torture, trauma and pain at the hand of an evil tokoloshe. The church responded to her ... «Politicsweb, Mar 15»
"Tokoloshe with the giant 4-5!" - Daily Sun
"When night falls, the tokoloshe comes and makes you dizzy. It switches off the lights and comes into the room without a key," said an angry student. «Politicsweb, Mar 15»
"Dankie, sweetie!" - Daily Sun
Daily Sun (February 12 2015) - EXHAUSTED and terrified, Dorah lies in her bed waiting for the attack of the romantic tokoloshe. And when he finally comes, ... «Politicsweb, Feb 15»
"Tokoloshe made me a sex slave!" - Daily Sun
Daily Sun (February 4 2015) - RODRIQUE says the tokoloshe comes to his bed in the middle of the night to torment him. Sometimes it's a lizard who scratches ... «Politicsweb, Feb 15»
"Tokoloshe tracker in my tummy!" - Daily Sun
Daily Sun (December 17 2014) - LUNGA says her life's been hell since she dreamed of an operation to put muthi in her tummy. She says that muthi is a ... «Politicsweb, Dec 14»
Tokoloshe stalks the ANC's clever high flyers
Poor Ellen Tshabalala and her BCom (Unisa) DipLabRel (Unisa). No one wants to believe that the dog ate her homework. Last week Parliament's ... «Thought Leader, Dec 14»
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