I always thought that Kumala vista was African too, although it doesn't really sound it, does it?! Anyway, I came across this, which suggests that it isactually a nonsense song! http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=497299 You have to scroll down about halfway to find the relevant bit. I also think there is a chance it originated in the Carribean, but I can't remember where I read that. Is this the song you mean? If not apologies! DO you need to know its history? Can't you just sing it anyway?