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noun (pl) -go, -gos
a member of a Xhosa-speaking people settled in southern Africa in the Ciskei and Transkei: originally refugees from the Zulu wars of conquest
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  • Rhodes sent for N'jube and asked him if he wanted to marry the fingo girl.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • In 1603 there were 10,000 conversions in the single principality of fingo.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • One of the tribes of Kaffraria is the fingo, a good native for the mines.

  • Now this one is a fingo, and his traditions would make all that way.

  • As they went outside Kleinbooi, the fingo, was in the act of offloading the quarry.

    Harley Greenoak's Charge Bertram Mitford
  • Freeborn men of the House of Gcaléka to die at the hand of a fingo slave!

    'Tween Snow and Fire Bertram Mitford
  • Of the fingo evensong, I shall have occasion to speak by and by.

  • There was a curious instance, once, of a fingo going mad in consequence of being bitten by a leopard.

    Six Months at the Cape R.M. Ballantyne
  • I went yesterday evening to question the fingo head man who went with him, but he and all his men were as drunk as pigs.

  • To threaten a disobedient servant with the jambok—be he Hottentot, fingo, or Caffre—is to bring him back to kneeling obeisance.

    The Vee-Boers Mayne Reid

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