Aakaap (Rietfontein)

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Khoikhoi name for Rietfontein, station of the London Missionary Society, established in 1801 by William Anderson 1769-1852 and Johannes Kichere 1775-1825. The name means 'reed fountain'.

• New Dictionary of South African Place Name by Peter E Raper.
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Last updated : 27-Oct-2016

This article was produced by South African History Online on 13-Sep-2016