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20:36 Dec 12, 2003
Zulu to English translations [Non-PRO]
Zulu term or phrase: Vuselela
Vuselela means rebirth with blessing.
Debby Miller
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5 +1Xhosa and ZuluJason Roberts
4 +1wake up, revive, renewSerge L


  

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wake up, revive, renew


Explanation:
"What is Vuselela? Vuselela is a Zulu word meaning to wake up, revive, renew. ... Vuselela
offers The Exercises in various adaptions as 'Retreats in Daily Life'. ... "

Serge L.


    Reference: http://sj.org.za/vuselela/aboutus.htm
Serge L
Local time: 17:26

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Xhosa and Zulu


Explanation:
Could also be translated as "restoration", as well as the terms given by Serge and the ones given on the Web page referenced below.. I think it came into Zulu via Xhosa. Has been used by Mandela in the past in the sense of "restoration" or "rebirth".
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Vuselela. Kropf (1915 :457) has this entry for the Xhosa verb ‘vuselela’: ‘to stir up, arouse a person from inaction and indifference to activity’.


    Reference: http://www.litnet.co.za/seminarroom/amaboko.asp
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