Origin of the names

Gǃkúnǁ'hòmdímà is the beautiful aardvark girl of Juǀ'hoan mythology who sometimes appears in stories as a python and sometimes as an elephant. She defends her people and punishes wrongdoers using gǁámígǁàmì spines, a raincloud full of hail, and her magical oryx horn, gǃò'é ǃhú (Biesele 1993, 2009).

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Phonetic notes on Juǀ'hoan orthography

For more information see Dickens et al. (1994).