Cochoqua, noun

Forms:
Chochaqua, KochaquaShow more Also Chochaqua, Kochaqua, Kokoqua.
Plurals:
Cochoquas, or unchanged.
Origin:
Khoikhoi
obs. except in historical contexts
A member of a Khoikhoi people who lived near present-day Riebeeck-Kasteel, Western Cape, during the 17th and 18th centuries. Also attributive.
Note:
Early Dutch settlers considered the Cochoqua to be a powerful people (see quotations 1952 and 1968).
1670 J. Ogilby Africa 576The chiefest people hitherto discover’d in this Southerly part of Africa, are the Gorachouqua’s, Goringhaiqua’s, Goringhaikona’s, Kochoqua’s,..Namaqua’s, Heusaqua’s, Brigoudins, and Hankumqua’s.
1972 Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VII. 164The neighbouring area (sc. in the Malmesbury district) was reserved for the remnants of Hottentot tribes, the Cochoquas, [etc.].
A member of a Khoikhoi people who lived near present-day Riebeeck-Kasteel, Western Cape, during the 17th and 18th centuries. Also attributive.

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