Origin of the South African Word "Dagga"

Origin of the South African Word "Dagga"

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Origin of the South African Word "Dagga"

The word originated from the Khoi San (Bushmen) word “dacha”, meaning “intoxication”.

It was originally the Khoi San’s word for “wild dagga”.

It was later adopted into Afrikaans to refer to cannabis.


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