[1785G. Forstertr. ofA. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H.II. 205In one of the places above referred to, I have mentioned, that it (sc. the eland) is called by the Caffres empofos; I have since found in my manuscript notes, that it is likewise called by the same nation poffo, and by the Hottentots t’gann.]
[1789Encycl. Brit. (1797) IV. 147The Caffres call this species empofos and poffo.]
[1834Penny CyclopaediaII. 89The Canna,..improperly called eland or elk by the Dutch colonists of South Africa and impoof by the Caffres.]
1839W.C. HarrisWild Sports 83During the day I killed another impoofo, which actually measured nineteen hands two inches at the shoulder.
1875Encycl. Brit.II. 101The eland or impophoo (Boselaphus Oreas) is one of the largest of the antelopes.
1884Cassell’s Nat. Hist.III. 21Writing on the hunting of these creatures, known in South Africa as the Impoofo, the same author (sc. W.C. Harris) remarks that, ‘notwithstanding the unwieldy shape of these animals, they had at first greatly exceeded the speed of our jaded horses’.
[1900Sclater & ThomasBk of AntelopesIV. 198Eland of the Dutch at the Cape...Impofo of the Amandabele, Zulu, and Kafirs...Mpofu (Swaheli).]
1967E.M. SlatterMy Leaves Are Green 138‘Not Mpofu, Nkosi,’ he grumbled as an eland came in sight. ‘The Nkosi knows a Zulu does not eat the flesh of Mpofu.’
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