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Removed and rewritten some of the more obvious (copyrighted?) lifts from other sites Humansdorpie 17:49, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

Your opening line "...comes from the Ndebele word..." requires some editing. Ndebele is the name of the tribe, however, their language is known as SiNdebele. The use of the word in the rest of the article is correct, it's just this opening line that needs tweaking. Hope this is of some use and interest. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Assfly (talkcontribs) 20:43, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Merger of neighborhoods to this article[edit]

I am recommending merging the short articles found within Category:Suburbs_of_Bulawayo to this article as they are not large enough yet to justify a one or two-line article on their own.

I would recommend placing them under a new "Neighborhoods" section, and then deleting the category that holds the articles.

Guroadrunner 11:17, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Bulawayo Coat of Arms.jpg[edit]

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Old name[edit]

What was the colonial name of Bulawayo? It's not on here and I can't quite recall it. Lihaas (talk) 17:43, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

'Jacaranda' flowers in your article are in fact Petria flowers[edit]

The picture that you have labelled "Jacaranda" is not of Jacaranda flowers, but of Petria flowers. There is a wonderful photograph of Jacaranda flowers on your own website, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacaranda_in_Blossom.jpg. Perhaps you would like to correct this error by replacing the current picture by the one at the above link. Sorry, I am not signing this by using the method you described, because I don't understand how it works; all I want is to bring this one error to your attention. K.E., Pretoria, South Africa, 20 May 2010 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.151.130.162 (talk) 11:02, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

I updated the image caption. There is some value in retaining the image because it is from the Bulawayo area. JonHarder talk 12:58, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Bulawayo article: vandalism??[edit]

What has happened to the article ?? Renata (talk) 09:33, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, vandalism. Restored. JonHarder talk 12:15, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

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Origins of the name[edit]

In Rudd Concession we find Rudd_Concession#cite_note-bulawayo-11 which says :-

"Bulawayo" was not one place. Like the Zulus, the Matabele did not have a permanent "capital" in the Western sense; instead, they had a royal kraal, which relocated whenever a king died, or as soon as local sources of water and food ran out. Whenever a move took place, the old kraal was burned. The name "Bulawayo", applied to every Matabele royal town, dated back to the 1820s, when it was used by Shaka to refer to his own royal town in Zululand. Lobengula's first Bulawayo was founded in 1870, and lasted until 1881, when he moved to the site of the modern city of the same name

This conflicts with the present article. Wizzy 12:53, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

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