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Briqua, noun

Forms:
Bericqua, BrequaShow more Also Bericqua, Brequa, Brigua, Brikwa.
Plurals:
Briquas, unchanged, or (rarely) Amabriquas.
Origin:
KhoikhoiShow more Etymology unknown; perhaps from Khoikhoi birikwa goat-men, see quotation 1857.
obs. except in historical contexts
Batlhaping. Also attributive.
1790 W. Paterson Narr. of Four Journeys 121Colonel Gordon..intended to direct his course to the eastward in search of a nation, called Brequas, of the Caffer tribe.
1980 Lye & Murray Transformations 41The most southerly-placed Tswana, the Tlhaping...The Kora named these Tlhaping ‘Briqua’, Goat People.
Batlhaping. Also attributive.

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