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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.
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.
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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