Etymology of the msobo name

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Etymology of the msobo name

Post by AFOL » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:34 am

Hi Pam,

I can't find anywhere the etymology of the msobo name. Why Metriaclima sp. 'msobo' is msobo? What does the word msobo mean?

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Re: Etymology of the msobo name

Post by Pam Chin » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:49 am

Hi AFOL,


I did a some searching and I could not come up with anything. It is not a collecting point, so it may be named after someone. It could the be the diver who found it, there are many possibilities. There are also many different languages spoke among the native people, and it could be something in a local language.

Sometimes it is obvious where the name was derived and others it makes no sense at all. The other issue is the fish has not been formerly described, so we can't go to a paper to look this up.

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