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Names for slings worldwide and among tribes?
May 13th, 2010 at 7:54pm
 
  Hey, I was thinking that we should comprise a list of different names for slings from different languages and peoples around the world.  I only know 2 myself, so I am hoping to get some assistance with this.

  1.  Honda, South American I believe, Peru to be exact.
 
  2.  Moclar, the Bedouin name for a sling.

  I am sure there are many others, and feel free to correct the two I listed.  I am curious about what native americans called this weapon and what other tribes and peoples call it, hope you guys/gals know more than I do, thanks.
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Reply #1 - May 13th, 2010 at 11:19pm
 
http://www.slinging.org/wiki/index.php?title=Sling_in_Different_Languages

That should get you off to a good start.

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Reply #2 - May 14th, 2010 at 12:13am
 
In addition to the classical arabic "miclaa" in the wiki is "moclar", the modern name.
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Reply #3 - May 14th, 2010 at 12:43am
 
  Wow, I have never really made use of wiki before, that is an excellent article.  
If we don't already, shouldn't there be a list of names for slings in the history of slinging or guides sections?
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Reply #4 - May 14th, 2010 at 5:49am
 
LukeWebb wrote on May 13th, 2010 at 7:54pm:
 Hey, I was thinking that we should comprise a list of different names for slings from different languages and peoples around the world.  I only know 2 myself, so I am hoping to get some assistance with this.

 1.  Honda, South American I believe, Peru to be exact.
 

Honda is Spanish. Most of the sling users are pre-Columbian and call it a Waraq'a, or Huaraca, at least iin Quechua., I don't know about Aymara. Maybe Rockman knows a few more from down there?
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Reply #5 - May 14th, 2010 at 7:19am
 
wanderer wrote on May 14th, 2010 at 5:49am:
LukeWebb wrote on May 13th, 2010 at 7:54pm:
 Hey, I was thinking that we should comprise a list of different names for slings from different languages and peoples around the world.  I only know 2 myself, so I am hoping to get some assistance with this.

 1.  Honda, South American I believe, Peru to be exact.
 

Honda is Spanish. Most of the sling users are pre-Columbian and call it a Waraq'a, or Huaraca, at least iin Quechua., I don't know about Aymara. Maybe Rockman knows a few more from down there?


Check this http://books.google.de/books?id=tOj-880WDY8C&pg=PA160&lpg=PA160&dq=aymara+honda&...


The Aymara word for a woven sling, according to this dictionary, seems to be q'urawa. The verb "to sling" is q'urawaña (the ' denotes a glottal stop).
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Reply #6 - May 27th, 2010 at 1:12pm
 
I had contact to a specialist in Andean languages (thanks very much to her!).

She informed me that the Uru (northern part of the Uru-Chipaya people on Lake Titicaca) word for the sling is "kista" or "k'ista".

The inhabitants of the southern villages of the Uru-Chipaya use the Aymara word q'urawa (they have lived in close contact to the Aymara for a long time).

I tried to add this to the "slings in different languages" Wiki section, but it was obviously too difficult for me.  Embarrassed  Roll Eyes

Btw, the Portuguese word is not "arremesso de funda", afaik, but just "funda", as in Latin. If somebody feels qualified to change it...
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Reply #7 - May 27th, 2010 at 3:26pm
 
there was some word for the sling in Tibet- my friends dad said he used to use them. i'll go ask around
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Reply #8 - May 28th, 2010 at 6:42am
 
Fundibularius wrote on May 27th, 2010 at 1:12pm:
I had contact to a specialist in Andean languages (thanks very much to her!).

She informed me that the Uru (northern part of the Uru-Chipaya people on Lake Titicaca) word for the sling is "kista" or "k'ista".

The inhabitants of the southern villages of the Uru-Chipaya use the Aymara word q'urawa (they have lived in close contact to the Aymara for a long time).

I tried to add this to the "slings in different languages" Wiki section, but it was obviously too difficult for me.  Embarrassed  Roll Eyes

Btw, the Portuguese word is not "arremesso de funda", afaik, but just "funda", as in Latin. If somebody feels qualified to change it...

OK. Made the changes. Let me know if you don't like it Wink

xxkid123: There's a word for sling in Tibetan? I'd never have guessed Smiley.
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Reply #9 - May 29th, 2010 at 4:38pm
 
Here is one that´s not in the list; slöngvi (Icelandic), literally means hurler/thrower.
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Reply #10 - Jul 25th, 2010 at 12:35pm
 
A word for sling in Tibetan:  In the Northern dialect where I live (Amdo Tibetan) it is called ar dja.  Tibetan nomads herding sheep and yak still use the sling everyday, so it is a very common word.  I am not sure how to enter the Tibetan name here in this forum, but I can maybe make a picture of the name ar dja in Tibetan.

We are also using another name for the sling in Chinese, because we have translated this name from Tibetan in Chinese.  We say: 尔恰 (er qia) and/or 抛石鞭 (paoshi bian). 尔恰 being the literal translation from Tibetan and 抛石鞭(= 'rock whip' in ENG) the Chinese name describing the sling.

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