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Story: The !gixa (sorcerer) |kaunu


The !gixa (sorcerer) |kaunu


Lucy Lloyd |xam notebooks


The Rain–maker and Sorcerer, /kaùnu. (L VIII.-31. 8759-8762, 8743 rev., 8748 rev.). The !gixa (sorcerer) called |kaunu was an old 'Mountain Bushman' and was killed by his grandson, !kauken-ta-|a, with an arrow.


1) p.8758v: translated (by Lloyd) on the 5 May 1882, 2) p.8761v: |xam names for seasons, 3) This story is found in Book VIII-31


|han≠kass'o (Klein Jantje) (VIII)


21 (started on or about) – 22 August 1879


Custom and daily life, History (personal), The Rain and Rain's water


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Story Pages

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