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Bondelswart, noun

Forms:
Bondelswaart, BondelzwaartShow more Also Bondelswaart, Bondelzwaart, Bondelzwart, Bondle Zwaart, Bondle Zwart, Bundelswaart.
Plurals:
unchanged, or Bondelswarts.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch, from Dutch bondel bundle + zwart black.
A member of a Nama people living in Namibia and Namaqualand, and originally one of the Oorlam groups (see oorlam noun sense 2); Bondel. Also attributive. See also Nama noun sense 1.
Note:
The members of this people called themselves Gami-nun or Kami-nun.
1826 R. Haddy in B. Shaw Memorials (1841) 167To-day the chief of the Bondle Zwaart,..from the Warm Bath, Great Namacqua-land, visited us.
1990 K. Pather in Cue 5 July 2The play takes as its focus the resistance of the Bondelswarts people of Southern Namibia.
A member of a Nama people living in Namibia and Namaqualand, and originally one of the Oorlam groups (see oorlamnoun2); Bondel. Also attributive.

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