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'aarbos bossie'

Watercourse extending east and west, 14km west of Brandfort. Afrikaans for 'water-vein thorn stream'. The name is thought to be taken from the Walafrida geniculata or 'aarbos' which roots find water underground. 

• South African Place Names by Peter E. Raper
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Last updated : 20-Aug-2018

This article was produced by South African History Online on 14-Sep-2016