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    Default Aka and Ngandu?

    Err...it's...I read the Chinese translation of the two words "Aka" and "Ngandu" in a book.
    The translator translated "Aka" as "Hinduism" and "Ngandu" "Buddhism".
    But I know the English words for the two religions are "Hinduism" and "Buddhism" instead of "Aka" and "Ngandu".
    And I can't find the two words in my dictionary.
    I wonder if in English "Aka" and "Ngandu" can be used to imply the two religions.
    If not, what are the meanings of them anyway? :?

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    AKA is an abbreviation for also known as. I have never heard of the other one before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    Err...it's...I read the Chinese translation of the two words "Aka" and "Ngandu" in a book.
    The translator translated "Aka" as "Hinduism" and "Ngandu" "Buddhism".
    But I know the English words for the two religions are "Hinduism" and "Buddhism" instead of "Aka" and "Ngandu".
    And I can't find the two words in my dictionary.
    I wonder if in English "Aka" and "Ngandu" can be used to imply the two religions.
    If not, what are the meanings of them anyway? :?
    Could you tell me what language the words aka and ngandu belong to? Do they belong to a central African language? :)

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    Default Re: Aka and Ngandu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Eway
    Err...it's...I read the Chinese translation of the two words "Aka" and "Ngandu" in a book.
    The translator translated "Aka" as "Hinduism" and "Ngandu" "Buddhism".
    But I know the English words for the two religions are "Hinduism" and "Buddhism" instead of "Aka" and "Ngandu".
    And I can't find the two words in my dictionary.
    I wonder if in English "Aka" and "Ngandu" can be used to imply the two religions.
    If not, what are the meanings of them anyway? :?
    Could you tell me what language the words aka and ngandu belong to? Do they belong to a central African language? :)
    I'm sorry....I myself have no idea... :?

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    They're not the names of languages. (I checked against a huge list of 4,000).

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