Aardoringspruit

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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!


References:
• South African Place Names by Peter E. Raper
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Last updated : 28-Sep-2016

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