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Griqua

[gree-kwuh, grik-wuh] /ˈgri kwə, ˈgrɪk wə/
noun
1.
(in South Africa) a person of mixed African and European descent, especially a native of Griqualand.
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  • The town is named after the Griqua chief Adam Kok, who founded it in 1869.

  • And the Griqua, puffing and perspiring, did put his best foot forward.

    Aletta Bertram Mitford
  • They had left Mr. and Mrs. Hughes at Griqua Town, where they were to remain for a season.

    Robert Moffat David J. Deane
  • They had not, however, been long at Griqua town before news arrived that both the bodies of Mantatees had altered their routes.

    The Mission Frederick Marryat
  • He tells of her birth at Griqua Town in 1821, her education in England, their marriage and their love.

  • The origin of the Griqua nation dates from the beginning of the nineteenth century.

  • Griqua is a name given to half-bloods of Dutch fathers and Hottentot mothers.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Mr. Hamilton was therefore again left alone with simply a Griqua assistant and a few Hottentots.

    Robert Moffat David J. Deane
  • The cattle had been secured by Griqua Adam, the gates were closed, the sentinels posted, and the outworks were nearly completed.

    Jasper Lyle Harriet Ward
  • Formerly, the country was roamed over by Griqua Kaffirs, numbering but a few thousands.

British Dictionary definitions for Griqua

Griqua

/ˈɡriːkwə; ˈɡrɪk-/
noun
1.
(pl) -qua, -quas, -kwa, -kwas. a member of a people of mixed European and Khoikhoi ancestry, living chiefly in Griqualand
2.
the language or dialect of Khoikhoi spoken by this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
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