Cape Coloured, participial adjectival phrase and noun phrase

Origin:
Cape + coloured.
Note:
During the apartheid era, ‘Cape Coloured’ was an official ethnic designation for race-classification purposes, being one of the sub-groups of the ‘Coloured’ group.
A. participial adjectival phrase Of or pertaining to people of mixed ethnic descent, speaking Afrikaans or English as home language, and (usually) resident in the Western Cape; particularly, those who are not followers of Islam. Cf. Cape Malay adjectival phrase. See also coloured participial adjective.
1897 Lord A. Milner in C. Headlam Milner Papers (1931) 89The better treatment of Cape Coloured people.
1915 D. Fairbridge Torch Bearer 231Sabina..had begged to be retained as hospital maid, and had displayed all the versatile dexterity and quickness of the Cape coloured girl.
1928 E.A. Walker Hist. of S. Afr. 45Soon three fourths of such slave children as there were, were half-breeds. The Cape Coloured folk had emerged.
1941 C.W. De Kiewiet Hist. of S. Afr. 44In the veins of the Cape coloured folk..ran the blood of Hottentots, Malays, negro slaves, and white men.
a1951 H.C. Bosman Willemsdorp (1977) 58His skin was a light copper colour. He might have been Cape Coloured, with a strong strain of European blood in his veins.
1953 Du Plessis & Lückhoff Malay Quarter 43The Malays, as indeed the Cape Coloured community as a whole, are not only partial to music, but display a marked aptitude therein.
1977 E. Prov. Herald 4 May 18The language is there too; that extraordinary patois of English and Afrikaans which is the hallmark of a section of the urbanised Cape Coloured community.
1990 R. Gool Cape Town Coolie 8Because it is a holiday, there will be no early hawkers in the Cape Coloured and Malay Quarter of District Six.
B. noun phrase , plural unchanged, or Cape Coloureds. A person of mixed ethnic descent, speaking Afrikaans or English as home language, and (usually) resident in the Western Cape; particularly, one who is not a follower of Islam; Capey sense 1 a; Malay noun sense 2. See also coloured noun.
Note:
See note at Cape Malay noun phrase.
1936 Cambridge Hist. of Brit. Empire VIII. 294The successors of slaves and Hottentots, known as ‘Cape Coloured’, rank to-day as a civilised people.
1946 S. Cloete Afr. Portraits 15There was a special man-made race — the Cape Coloured, a bastard mixture of Malay, Hottentot, Bantu and European.
1949 J. Mockford Golden Land 37The Malays are often tailors, carpenters and masons, while the Cape Coloureds are fishermen, farm hands and factory workers.
1954 P. Abrahams Tell Freedom 279This year, 1938, was the year the South African Government made its first moves to deprive the Cape Coloureds of their right to vote on the same roll as the whites.
1966 Van Heyningen & Berthoud Uys Krige 114The Cape Coloureds are nearly all Afrikaans-speaking, but for the mass of them it is..an Afrikaans with English words and corruptions of English words freely mixed in, as well as a sort of slang of the slums, where large numbers of the ‘Coloureds’ live.
1971 Post 7 Mar. 5Can any reader tell me what is the difference between a Cape Malay, Griqua, Baster, Cape Coloured, Other Coloured, and Mixed?
1989 Frontline Apr. 32In my family there were brothers classified ‘Cape Coloured’ and others classified ‘Other Coloured’, which caused a problem because the ‘Cape Coloureds’ were supposed to be the real thing.
Of or pertaining to people of mixed ethnic descent, speaking Afrikaans or English as home language, and (usually) resident in the Western Cape; particularly, those who are not followers of Islam.
A person of mixed ethnic descent, speaking Afrikaans or English as home language, and (usually) resident in the Western Cape; particularly, one who is not a follower of Islam; Capey1 a; Malaynoun2.

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