Aakaap (Rietfontein)

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Origanal Khoikhoi name for Rietfontein. It was origanally established as a mission station by the London Missionary Society, in 1801 by William Anderson; 1769-1852 and Johannes Kichere 1775-1825. The name means 'reed fountain'.


References:
• New Dictionary of South African Place Name by Peter E Raper.
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Last updated : 13-May-2019

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

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