Hope: in meaning and in words

img_5052Potatoes and tomatoes aside, how do we say hope in each of our local languages?

Umuhwehwe in Tanzania… aasha in Nepal… esuubi in Uganda… chiyembekezo or ¬†chigomezgo in Malawi… elikia in the Democratice Republic of Congo…. anidaso in Ghana… geno in Kenya….

Different words in different languages. Same meaning. Hope.

This all started from a lovely message from one of the 2016 Watipa scholars, Zamathusi, who wrote: “Hope in my language (Zulu) is iThemba and you’ve given me that.”

This is a lesson in solidarity (rather than linguistics!)…. as we all at Watipa share a great hope for the future.

Lucy Stackpool-Moore & the 2016 Watipa Scholars

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