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The village of Cofimvaba was probably established in about 1877 when the magisterial seat for Tembuland, which had originally been located of St Marks, which has subsiquently, been transferred to a more accessible location. It derives its name from the Xhosa words "cofa", meaning to froth, and "mvaba", a goatskin bag for milk. This is the name of a nearby river which, after a heavy rainfall, is said to become swollen and frothy like a milkbag.

Last updated : 25-Apr-2017

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011

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