Cape Malay, noun phrase and adjectival phrase

Forms:
Also Cape Malayan.
Origin:
Cape + Malay.
A. noun phrase A member of a predominantly Afrikaans-speaking and Muslim group being partly descended from slaves or political exiles sent to the Cape in the 17th and 18th centuries from Indonesia, India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Malaysia, and Madagascar; Cape Muslim noun phrase; Malay noun sense 1.
Note:
Perhaps used by some in a broader sense, designating a Cape Coloured. During the apartheid era, ‘Cape Malay’ was an official ethnic designation for race-classification purposes, being one of the sub-groups of the ‘Coloured’ group.
Note:
Members of this group live mainly in the Western Cape, but there are also well-established Cape Malay communities in other (especially large urban) areas.
1861 J.S. Mayson Malays of Capetown 17The Cape Malays are of the orthodox sect of the Sonnites.
1988 F. Williams Cape Malay Cookbk 95Cape Malays adhere strictly to Islamic religious customs on feast days and holy days so that we find certain foods are served on special occasions.
B. adjectival phrase Of or pertaining to the Cape Malay group; Cape Muslim adjectival phrase; Malay adjective. Cf. Cape Coloured participial adjectival phrase.
1913 Indian Opinion 7 June 133A very old established section of the Cape community, and a large one in point of numbers, viz., the Cape Malay Community, has always followed the Mahomedan faith.
1990 Drum Dec. 49He was impressed with their unique rap style mixed with Geema African, Cape Malay, Boeremusiek and the mbaqanga township-street-beat.
A member of a predominantly Afrikaans-speaking and Muslim group being partly descended from slaves or political exiles sent to the Cape in the 17th and 18th centuries from Indonesia, India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Malaysia, and Madagascar; Cape Muslimnoun phrase; Malaynoun1.
Of or pertaining to the Cape Malay group; Cape Muslimadjectival phrase; Malayadjective.

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