Umbogintwini

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Umbogintwini
Umbogintwini is located in South Africa
Umbogintwini
Umbogintwini
 Umbogintwini shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 30°01′S 30°53′E / 30.017°S 30.883°E / -30.017; 30.883Coordinates: 30°01′S 30°53′E / 30.017°S 30.883°E / -30.017; 30.883
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Municipality eThekwini
Main Place Durban
Area[1]
 • Total 5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 105
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 33.0%
 • Coloured 5.7%
 • Indian/Asian 15.1%
 • White 42.5%
 • Other 3.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 43.3%
 • Afrikaans 21.2%
 • Zulu 20.2%
 • Tsonga 5.8%
 • Other 9.6%
Postal code (street) 4126
PO box 4120

Umbogintwini (a corruption of eZimbokodweni)[2] is a town near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Its post office received the corrected name in 1997.

Holiday resort on the Indian Ocean, 23 km south-west of Durban and 4 km north-east of Amanzimtoti. The name is an adaptation of Zulu Mbokodweni, ‘river of round grinding-stones’; the resort is named after the river which enters the sea there.[3]

eZimbokodweni means "site where small, round grinding stones are collected".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Umbogintwini". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Jenkins, Elwyn (2007), Falling into place: the story of modern South African place names, David Philip Publishers, p. 76 
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 444.