/ (ˈfɪŋɡəʊ) /

nounplural -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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How to use Fingo in a sentence

  • 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
  • At present I must concern myself only with the subject of this chapter, and say with Newton, "Hypotheses non Fingo."

    Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
  • Unlike the Basutos, the Fingo tribe was not physically or geographically in a position to make reprisals for such indignities.

  • Three Christians were taken prisoners for the faith in Fingo at the beginning of the year 631.

  • It is a difficult matter at first to tell the Fingo from the Kaffir, but after a little practice one soon sees many distinctions.