1850R.G.G. CummingHunter’s LifeII. 362These being very wild, I yached them on the Boer principle.
1853W.R. KingCampaigning in Kaffirland 80On the plain we had the good fortune to fall in with several herd of spring-bok...A party of Dutch Boers jagging them and firing above, drove a herd in our direction, giving us some splendid shots.
a1867Captain Harris inC.J. AnderssonLion & Elephant (1873) 329It is usual to ‘yah’ the elephant — that is, ride with him before firing.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 567Yag, or Yah, To, (D jachten, to hurry, to pursue eagerly.) To urge animals to a quicker pace; to drive animals in a certain direction. The two Dutch words jagen and jachten are etymologically the same, and as used in Cape Dutch their meanings overlap, if they are not confused.
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