Mambookie, noun

Forms:
Also Mambuki, Mambucki.
Origin:
Unknown; perhaps adaptation of Mbo + -ie. (Cf. Tambookie).
obs.
Pondo sense 1 a. Also attributive.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. II. 147Adjoining to this nation, towards the north, there is, according to them, a still more warlike and intrepid people, whom they call Mambukis.
1812 A. Plumptre tr. of H. Lichtenstein’s Trav. in Sn Afr. (1928) I. 367Proceeding along the coast, the next tribe to the Koossas is one which is called by many different names; that by which it is most generally known is the Gonaaquas, but by the colonists they are usually called Mambuckis.
1829 W. Shaw Diary. 16 MayIt is impossible to estimate with accuracy the number of people forming the Mambo or Mambookie Nation, but if all the clans and tribes are included I think they are quite as numerous as the Caffres or the Tambookies.
1841 B. Shaw Memorials 308When the Mambookies build their houses..the floor is raised at the higher or back part of the house, until within three or four feet of the front, where it suddenly terminates, leaving an area from thence to the wall, in which every night the calves are tied to protect them from the storm or wild beasts.
1860 W. Shaw Story of my Mission 315The time might soon follow, when you would see on your lists Stations among the Tambookies, the Mambookies, and the various tribes of people between us and Delagoa Bay.
Pondo1 a. Also attributive.

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