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Nelson Mandela embodies power of Aloha

By Tadia Rice

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2013

~~<p>Nelson Mandela has had many names: Born as Rolihlahla (&quot;troublemaker&quot; in colloquial Xhosa), and then on his first day of school, his teacher named him Nelson. When he was convicted of high treason in 1962, he became a terrorist &mdash; but now the world calls him a statesman and world leader. To those who know him, he is affectionately called Tata (&quot;father&quot;); Khulu (&quot;Great One&quot;); Dalibhunga (&quot;creator or founder of the council&quot;), the name given him at age 16 upon the traditional Xhosa rite of passage into manhood. Most enduringly, he is addressed by those who love and respect him with his clan name, &quot;Madiba.&quot;</p>
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Nelson Mandela has had many names: Born as Rolihlahla ("troublemaker" in colloquial Xhosa), and then on his first day of school, his teacher named him Nelson. When he was convicted of high treason in 1962, he became a terrorist — but now the world calls him a statesman and world leader. To those who know him, he is affectionately called Tata ("father"); Khulu ("Great One"); Dalibhunga ("creator or founder of the council"), the name given him at age 16 upon the traditional Xhosa rite of passage into manhood. Most enduringly, he is addressed by those who love and respect him with his clan name, "Madiba."

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