Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Meaning of the word 'Moomba.'

Since this weekend is the Labour Day long weekend, and Moomba festival time, I was thinking about the word 'Moomba', and how, officially, ''Moomba' is supposed to be an indigenous word, meaning, "Let's get together and have fun."

I remember back when I was in high school, my Dad coming home from work one day, and telling us that in his office, someone mentioned that in some indigenous languages, 'Moomba' is a swear word.

Can anyone confirm that this is true? I tried to find some information online, but have been unsuccessful.

1 comment:

  1. Remember when Dad was in the Herald in a vox pop, and he was asked if he'd be going to Moomba? He said, "I haven't been to Moomba for years. It's more for kids, really." Those were his exact words.