Signs and Portents? Theophoric Names in Zimbabwe

Ezra Chitando

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2001

Issue: Africa (Vol. 21, No 2, Spring, 2001)

Contemporary naming trends in Zimbabwe show a marked rise in vernacular names laden with Christian themes. The use of theophoric names by young African Christians demonstrates the vitality of Christianity as infinitely culturally translatable.

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