1824W.J. BurchellTrav.II. 552They..possess the art of making a beverage..from honey and water put into a state of fermentation by the addition of a certain root or by the dregs of a former preparation. This beverage is called boïálloa by the Bachapins, and is well known to the Hottentots by the Dutch name of honing-bier (honey-beer).
1834T. PringleAfr. Sketches 509A sort of mead, called honey-beer by the Hottentots, and boialloa by the Bechuanas, is used both by these tribes and the Caffers.
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