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Attaqua, plural noun

Forms:
Also Ataquas, Attaquas.
Origin:
Khoikhoi
historical
Collectively, the members of a Khoikhoi people formerly resident in what is now the Western Cape.
Note:
As is the case with many names of peoples and groups in South African English, this word has been found only in plural uses; however, it may be that it has also been used in unrecorded singular forms.
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. I. 71The Attaquas are possess’d of but a very indifferent Soil, and but ill provided with Water. For which Reason they live in little Troops at a considerable Distance from one another, in Parts the most commodious.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 227Descendants of the early white trekboers and the Outeniqua and Attaqua Khoikhoi.
Collectively, the members of a Khoikhoi people formerly resident in what is now the Western Cape.

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