1825W. Threlfall inB. ShawMemorials (1841) 340It had been previously reported, that Mr. Archbell and some of his people had been killed by the Bergenaars.
1834T. PringleAfr. Sketches 359Certain bands of banditti, of mixed colonial and African lineage..had recently fixed themselves in the fastnesses of the Stormberg mountains, and had from that circumstance obtained the name of Bergenaars (mountaineers).
a1875T. BainesJrnl of Res. (1964) II. 19Her daughter was detained in servitude by the Bergenaars or mountain Hottentots.
1877J. NobleS. Afr. 80The disorganized bodies under the names of Barolongs, Basutos, Mantatees, Korannas, Bergeners, and Bushmen.
1908J.M. OrpenReminisc. 194In July 1824, Waterboer was again employed..to proceed with a force against the Bergenaars, who..were robbing and massacring the Basutos and Bechuanas and selling their children to whites.
1976A. DeliusBorder 139The half-caste Griquas — related to the Bergenaar banditry here — fought a battle far to the North against a vast, pouring horde of cannibal people called the Mantis.
1980Lye & MurrayTransformations 40By 1822 a more dangerous rebellion propelled the majority of the Griqua from their settlements...These new rebels took the name of Bergenaars (Mountain people) because they lurked in the hill country to the east and west of Griqualand, from whence they preyed on their neighbours.
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