Lapidaris Margarethae originates in Namibia and South Africa. Derived from the latin word lapis: stone; lapidaria means group of stones. As with many mesembs, they grow hidden in plain view in fields of broken rocks. The plant is about two inches tall.
Pangolins are found naturally in tropical regions throughout Africa and Asia. The name, pangolin, comes from the Malay word, pengguling, meaning "something that rolls up". A pangolin has large keratin scales covering its skin, and is the only known mammal with this adaptation. Now you know! Very cool animal, sad to see them hunted to near extinction.
The English word, bead, derives from the Old English noun bede which means a prayer. Beads are among the earliest human ornaments and ostrich shell beads in Africa date to 10,000 BC. Over the centuries various cultures have made beads from a variety of materials from stone and shells to clay.
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The caracal, also known as the desert lynx, is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and southwest Asia into India. The word caracal is derived from the Turkish words "kara kulak," which means "black ear.
Knysna - probably from a Khoikhoi word meaning “ferns”) is a town with 76,431 inhabitants in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and is part of the Garden Route. It lies 34 degrees south of the equator, and is 72 kilometres east from the town of George on the N2 highway, and 25 kilometres west of Plettenberg Bay on the same road.
Have you ever heard of the Gullah people of South Carolina? They are also called Geechies. The word “Gullah” is short for the “Gola” people of Angola, and “Geechie” refers to the “Gidzi” people of Sierra Leone. Many of the inhabitants of the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina, Georgia and northern Florida, originally came from the areas of Africa that are today the nations of Angola and Sierra Leone. The Sea Islands are lowland areas separated from the mainland by marshes and…