"Izithakazelo are usually a collection of personal praise names of some clelebrated personalities belonging to that particular clan. These personalities could include the clan founder’s father and other adorable ancestors of the clan. Every clan has its izithakazelo which are used in addition to its isibongo. Every member of the clan is familiar with izithakazelo of his own clan and is expected to know as much of them as he possibly can."

- A Study of Traditional Zulu Names by K.M.T Gumede (1988, p 27) paper

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