Nelson Mandela is known as "Madiba," which is the name of the Xhosa tribe to which he belongs. It is considered an act of honor to refer to somebody by the name of his tribe.
According to Who2 Biography, when writing about the history of Nelson Mandela:
He is also called 'Madiba,' a nickname taken from his clan... Mandela says in Long Walk to Freedom that he was given the English name "Nelson" by his teacher on his first day at school.
Paul Madiba was born on 1992-07-29.
Moses J Madiba has written: 'Tsiri'
Nelson Mandela is called Madiba because it is his south Africa name which means father
Madiba, Nelson Mandela!
Nelson "Madiba" Mandela
Nelson mandela was called Madiba as his nickname
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Nelson Mandela went by Madiba.
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Andrew Drysdale has written: 'My neighbour Madiba-- and others'
AnswerNelson Rolihlahla Mandela. His other names where: Madiba, Tata, Khulu and Dalibhunga.
Madiba monument become South Africa's own Statue of Liberty
There was a democratic election where Nelson 'Madiba' Mandela was voted president.
It is Madiba, not Mandiba. You would put the stress on the middle syllable: ma-DEE-ba. It is a title of respect for Nelson Mandela and it is derived from his Xhoxa clan name.
Nelson Mandela was born 18 July 1918 and passed away on the 5th of December 2013 in Johanneburg at the age of 95. Hamba kahle Madiba
Nelson Mandela had five children, three girls and two boys. His children's names are, Makaziwe, Zenani, Makgatho, Zindziswa, and Madiba.
Not at all. The ANC is the party of the great Madiba (Mandela), Albert Luthuli and Walter Sisulu. Just because we have people like Julius Malema threatening violence does not mean the party consists of a bunch of thugs. Like any party, there may be some thugs, but there are also some true heroes to temper them!
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, whose tribal clan name is "Madiba", born July 18, 1918 in Mvezo and died December 5, 2013 in Johannesburg, is a South African statesman.