SeTswanaShow more SeTswana name. See also ba- and mo-.
A member of a people descended from the Barolong, now part of the Tswana group and living mainly in the western Transvaal and in Botswana. Also attributive.
1821B. Shaw inMissionary Notices (1882) Feb. 214One of these visitors having frequently travelled amongst the Manketsens, Boschuanas, and Marootzes,..gave us much more information respecting that country.
1951W.S. Matsie inDrum Apr. 12Other tribes began to spring up in the country..thus the Bafurutse, Batuang, Bakoena [etc.] came about.
1960C. HooperBrief Authority 128Courtesy is bred into the Bafurutse from their birth. It is seldom violated.
1974F.J. Language inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.X. 73In the Western Transvaal there are the following Tswana tribes: the Hurutshe in Marico, the Kgatla and Tlokwa in Rustenburg, [etc.].
1977T.R.H. DavenportS. Afr.: Mod. Hist. 7One sub-group, the Hurutshe, who without question developed iron-smelting on a considerable scale, moved to the headwaters of the Marico river.
1979P. MillerMyths & Legends 173The baRolong fell to fighting and quarrelling among themselves..and..the great tribe disintegrated...One of these offshoots, the baHurutshe, moved to the slopes of the Enzlesberg mountain.
1986P. MaylamHist. of Afr. People 45Around the end of the fifteenth century Masilo’s lineage divided into two, and from this split arose the Hurutshe and Kwena chiefdoms.
1990Weekend Post 10 Mar. 13The belief that the Government is cheating them has made many Bafokeng very hostile to Mangope, who is a chief of the Bahurutse people.
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