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Batlhaping, noun

Forms:
α. Batlhapings, BachapinShow more (plural unchanged, or Batlhapings) Bachapin, Batclapi, Bathlaping, Batlapee, Batlapeng, Batlapi, Batlapii, Batlapin, Batlaping, Batlhaping, Battopeen;
β. (plural only) Matchappees, Matchlhapee;
γ. (plural unchanged) Thlaping, Tlhaping.
Plurals:
usually unchanged, or Batlhapings.
Origin:
seTswanaShow more seTswana baTlhaping, plural noun prefix ba- (rarely ma- prefix2) + tlapi fish + locative suffix -eng, -ng; this can be literally interpreted as ‘they of the (place of the) fish’. For notes on singular and plural forms, see ba-.
A member of a Tswana people, living mainly in the Northern Cape, who have a fish as their totem; Briqua. See also Tswana sense 2 a. Also attributive.
Note:
The unprefixed form ‘Tlhaping’ is used mainly in modern academic contexts: see γ quotations.
α.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. I. 364By barter for beads and tobacco they annually obtain from the Bachapins (called Briquas or Goat men in the Hottentot language) a number of oxen.
1990 Sunday Times 27 May (Mag. Sect.) 6The Batlaping tribe, who were moved (with their livestock) from the area..now want to return.
β.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 80The marauding horde of strange people, who were now plundering and destroying the Bechuana tribes to the northward..were fast approaching the country of the Matchlhapee tribe.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 85Campbell calls them Matchappees, and Burchell Batchapins.
γ.
1970 M. Wilson 1000 Yrs before Van RiebeeckThe Tlhaping traded metal, and the expedition of 1801 was disconcerted to find that Tlhaping knives were preferred to the trade knives offered.
1986 P. Maylam Hist. of Afr. People 126The Tlhaping had lost vast areas of land through the 1884 London Convention and the 1886 Land Commission.
A member of a Tswana people, living mainly in the Northern Cape, who have a fish as their totem; Briqua. See also Tswana2 a. Also attributive.

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