- (in South Africa) a person of mixed African and European descent, especially a native of Griqualand.
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Examples from the Web for griqua
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
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
He tells of her birth at Griqua Town in 1821, her education in England, their marriage and their love.The Personal Life Of David Livingstone
William Garden Blaikie
- plural -qua, -quas, -kwa or -kwas a member of a people of mixed European and Khoikhoi ancestry, living chiefly in Griqualand
- the language or dialect of Khoikhoi spoken by this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
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