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Umrabaraba (Morabaraba)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Africa


Umrabaraba is an alignment game played by the Xhosa people of South Africa.


Square board. Ten pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on the board. Players also move pieces along the lines on the board. When a player is reduced to three pieces, they may jump to an empty spot on the board. The last player who has three or more pieces remaining is the winner.


South Africa

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Klepzig 1972: 517-518.

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Klepzig, F. 1972. Kinderspiele der Bantu. Meisenheim am Glan: Verlag Anton Hain.



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