1801W. SomervilleNarr. of E. Cape Frontier (1979) 107Another range not very lofty seen E and West thro’ which we penetrated into the Country of the Briquas.
1818Lord C. Somerset inG.M. ThealRec. of Cape Col. (1899) XII. 112Those tribes the Boshuanas, Ghonas, and Briquas, who hitherto have been very peaceable towards the Colonists.
1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 423His father was a Briqua (or Bachapin).
1833Graham’s Town Jrnl 25 Apr. 2Four of our people returned from Tamboekie land, bringing the news that the Tamboekies had been attacked by a party of people, called Amabriquas.
1857D. LivingstoneMissionary Trav. 201The different Hottentot tribes were known by names terminating in kua, which means, ‘man’, and the Bechuanas simply added the prefix Ma- denoting ‘a nation’: they themselves were first known as Briquas or ‘goat-men’.
1861P.B. BorcherdsAuto-Biog. Mem. 73As we were approaching the Beriqua, now better known as the Boshuanah or Beetchuanah country, it was desirable that interpreters should be obtained.
1980Lye & MurrayTransformations 41The most southerly-placed Tswana, the Tlhaping...The Kora named these Tlhaping ‘Briqua’, Goat People.