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Origin of the name SANGO.
Etymology of the name SANGO.
Meaning of the baby name SANGO.

  

SANGO.  African.  This is the name of a Yoruba god of thunder and lightning, meaning "fire." (A Vocabulary of the Yoruba Language, Crowther-Vidal, 1852) 

32.  Fire may indicate "punishment"; thus: Sango (Shango) is the name of the god of thunder and lightning of the Yorubas.  Thunder and lightning in Yoruba are most awfully grand, the peals of thunder being often terrificly loud and powerful, shaking the very ground under one; and the flashes of lightning are not only exceedingly vivid, but great masses of fire, and often destructive, people being killed and houses set on fire by it, and from fear thousands of poor ignorant heathen people worship this terrible and destructive god, that he may not punish them.  When there is a storm thousands of the worshippers perambulate the streets, shout mightily with every peal of thunder and flash of lightning.  And when a thatch roof of a house or compound is set on fire, many assemble there and sing and dance around the burning place, making no attempt, nor permitting any one to attempt to put the fire out, shouting, "It is holy fire, the fire of Sango."  They say:  "Sango punishes the owner for some offence, by burning down his house."... (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland, v.14, 1885)

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