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Kaffraria

[kuh-frair-ee-uh]
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noun
  1. a region in the S Republic of South Africa: inhabited mostly by the Xhosa.
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Related formsKaf·frar·i·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • In which process the Kaffrarian Rangers had gallantly borne their part.

    'Tween Snow and Fire

    Bertram Mitford

  • The return of the Kaffrarian Rangers became a matter of daily expectation.

    'Tween Snow and Fire

    Bertram Mitford

  • The Kaffrarian Rangers were, as we have said, a corps raised in the district.

    'Tween Snow and Fire

    Bertram Mitford

  • Where all did well, the Kaffrarian Rifles did especially fine service.

  • This officer rendered valuable service with the Kaffrarian Rifles.


British Dictionary definitions for kaffrarian

Kaffrarian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Kaffraria, a former region of S central South Africa, or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Kaffraria
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Kaffraria

noun
  1. a former region of S central South Africa: inhabited chiefly by people then known as the Kaffirs; British Kaffraria was a crown colony established in 1853 in the southwest of the region and annexed to Cape Colony in 1865
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