Story: Baboons know our names
Baboons know our names
The name of a Bushman seems to be known to a Baboon, even when the latter beholds him for the first time. In the Katkop dialect, by Díä!kwãin (L V.-24. 5927-5929). When a baboon sees a person it calls his or her name even if has never seen the person before. It tells the name to the others as the person passes by.
1) p.5926v: Dia!kwain heard this story from his father (Xaa-ttin), 2) See also Baboons speak Bushman, and have wives and Baboons try to shoot people – means of preventing it, 3) This story is found in Book V-24
2 February 1876
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