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Fingo

noun plural -go or -gos
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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.