"Devils"

Translation:Mashetani

March 22, 2019

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TessEwing1

Is there a difference between mashetani and mapepo? I think of demons and devils as the same thing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonFries2

Shetani sounds like it comes from shaitan or in english satan. Mapepo has the same root as upepo which means wind. In many languages the word for spirit is the same as either wind or breath. Without knowing more i would read mapepo as any spirit whereas a shetani would be strictly evil


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/machieng

I think of 'mapepo' more as evil spirits

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