Batlharo, plural noun

Forms:
Batlharos, ba-TlaroShow more Also Batlharos, ba-Tlaro, ba-Tlaros, Batlaroo.
Origin:
seTswanaShow more seTswana baTlharo, ba- + -Tlharo (original sense unknown). For an explanation of the variation in forms, see ba-.
(The) members of a Tswana people living mainly in the Kuruman region of the Northern Cape. Also attributive. See also Tswana sense 2 a.
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.
1839 W.C. Harris Wild Sports 55Several armed natives of the Barolong and Batlaroo tribes, branches of the Bechuana, visited us.
1905 W.H. Tooke in Flint & Gilchrist Science in S. Afr. 92The be-Chuana are..remarkable for their honesty, a virtue which has been noticed from Livingstone’s time (among the ba-Kwena and ma-Kololo) to the present day among the ba-Tlaro.
1969 40th Annual Report (S.A.I.R.R.) 19It..considered, among other things..the Batlharos, the Bakwena, Ba-Mohapo and other ‘black spot’ removals.
(The) members of a Tswana people living mainly in the Kuruman region of the Northern Cape. Also attributive.

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

18391969