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Wordling | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

What does “Hanyauku” mean?

If you’re someone who loves beaches, you’re going to love this word! The word is “Hanyauku” (pronounced ha-ahn-yoh-kuu), a Rukwangali word (Rukwangali is the native language spoken by Namibians) – and it refers to the act of walking on tip toes across warm/ hot sand. Walking on warm sand can be relaxing, especially if the waters are cold, but walking on hot scorching sand? No thank you, we’d all say for sure!