Gorachouqua, plural noun

Forms:
Gorachouqua’s, GorachouquasShow more Also Gorachouqua’s, Gorachouquas, Korachoqua.
Origin:
KhoikhoiShow more Khoikhoi, see quotation 1933.
obs. except in historical contexts
Collectively, the members of a Khoikhoi people of the south-western Cape believed to be the ancestors of the modern Kora peoples (see Kora sense 1). Also attributive. See also Saldanha sense 1 a.
Note:
As is the case with many names of peoples and groups in South African English, this word has been found only in plural uses; however, it may be that it has also been used in unrecorded singular forms.
1670 [see Cochoqua].
1930 I. Schapera KhoiSan Peoples 47The Korana or !Kora are..traditionally the descendants of the Kora or Gorachouqua, who, originally resident in the Cape Peninsula, began to draw away inland from the Dutch settlement towards the end of the seventeenth century.
[1933 I. Schapera Early Cape Hottentots 9Also referred to in the early records as Chorachouquas, Ghorachouquas, Goerachouqua, Gorachouna, etc. They are generally held to have been the ancestors of the modern Korana..and to have been named after their first chief !Kora..; their tribal name as given in the records would therefore mean ‘men of !Kora’.]
1968 J.T. McNish Rd to El Dorado 3One tribe at the Cape, the Korachoqua, from which the Korana finally emerged as a tribe living along the Vaal River, were living at Tigerberg in 1657.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 42This hardening of the cattle price owed a lot to the efforts of a Gorachouqua Khoikhoi named Goree, who in 1613 was kidnapped and taken..to London where he soon learned the real value of money and trade.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 44Also living on or near the Cape Peninsula were the Gorachouqua and the Goringhaiqua.
Collectively, the members of a Khoikhoi people of the south-western Cape believed to be the ancestors of the modern Kora peoples (see Kora1). Also attributive.

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