1795C.R. Hopsontr. ofC.P. Thunberg’s Trav.I. 308Still farther to the eastward, following the coast, one first finds the Kamtours nation, then the Heycoms, and lastly the Caffres.
[1920C. Pettman inS. Afr. Jrnl of ScienceVol.17No.3, 352One place-name that is generally regarded as of Hottentot origin is the name Gamtoos, a river which runs into St. Francis Bay...The name appears in the ‘Kaaps Dagregister’ very early in the eighteenth century in the form ‘Gamtouws,’ as the name of a Hottentot tribe.]
1989P.E. RaperDict. of Sn Afr. Place Names 171Gamtoos River,..Of Khoekhoen origin, the name is probably derived from that of a tribe, the Gamtoos or Gamtouers etc.
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