Unknown. Possibly an onomatopeic rendition of the call of the Cape Turtle Dove. A slang term used by hunters for this particularly silly pigeon.
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mampara (plural mamparas)
- (South Africa, slang) A fool; a buffoon.
- Every week the Sunday Times names and shames a mampara - generally a public figure who has said or done something so idiotic that it boggles the mind.