Kaffrarian, adjective

Forms:
Also Caffrarian.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Kaffraria (formed on kaffir) + English adjective-forming suffix -an, -n.
Of or pertaining to the south-eastern (predominantly Xhosa-speaking) areas of South Africa, particularly the Ciskei and Border areas of the Eastern Cape (see Border sense 1); Caffrian. Often in special collocations, as:
Kaffrarian eagle, the black eagle, Aquila verreauxii;
Kaffrarian pea, lucky bean sense 2 a;
Kaffrarian yew, the yellowwood (sense 2 c)Podocarpus elongatus.
Note:
‘Kaffraria’ was a name given first to southern Africa, then to Xhosaland (see Xhosa noun sense 1 c), and subsequently to ‘British Kaffraria’ (an area of the eastern Cape Province situated between the Kei and Keiskamma rivers; annexed by Britain and administered separately between December 1847 and 1865, it was subsequently incorporated into the Cape Colony). Although the name ‘Kaffraria’ was occasionally extended to all of the territories inhabited by Nguni peoples (being the entire east coast of southern Africa, including what is now KwaZulu-Natal, and parts of Mozambique), ‘Kaffrarian’ was not used of these other areas.
c1808 C. von Linné System of Nat. Hist. VIII. 25The Caffrarian Eagle,..Its colour, and being found only in Caffraria, made Vaillant call it Caffre.
c1808 C. von Linné System of Nat. Hist. VIII. 333The Caffrarian Thrush..Turdus Cafer, Linn. and Curonge, Vaillant.
1821 W. Shaw in Missionary Notices 36Locally known as the Yellow-wood. This is the kaffrarian-yew (Taxus Elongatus) and grows to a great height, the timber being fine and hard, and, when well seasoned, a most substantial and durable wood.
1821 W. Shaw in Missionary Notices 123Your Missionaries shall be called to lay the axe to the root of Caffrarian ignorance and cruelty.
1853 F.P. Fleming Kaffraria 35A large population thus located..would prove most beneficial in the future administration of Kaffrarian policy.
1853 F.P. Fleming Kaffraria 36Amongst these various Kaffrarian trees may be enumerated the Kaffir-Pear, or Oichna, of a reddish wood.
1853 F.P. Fleming Kaffraria 51The Kaffrarian gooseberry is also a very pleasant fruit.
1874 G. Eliot Legend of Jubal 193No lions then shall lap Caffrarian pools.
1882 C.F.G. Cumming Fire Fountains I. 258From Crimean winters to Kaffrarian summers.
1884 Friend Flowers & Folk Lore 524The seeds of one kind are called Caffrarian Peas by Barrow.
1891 T.R. Beattie Pambaniso 163There was something particularly sad in the fate of those early Kaffrarian settlers.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 244Kaffrarian pea, The seed of the Kaffir boom...I have never known the Kaffirs to use the seed of this tree as an article of food.
1931 G. Beet Grand Old Days 70I recollect a Kaffrarian Englishman, named Wilson, being offered a certain claim for £12 10s.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 268Kaffrarian pea, The seeds of Erythrina caffra...Erroneously alleged by some writers (under the vernacular name) to have been used by natives in Kaffraria like peas.
1967 E. Rosenthal Encycl. of Sn Afr. 279Kaffrarian Pea, The seed of the Kaffirboom.
1972 Cape Times 9 Nov. 7An endless succession of ‘Kafir Wars’ and an ever-shifting boundary-line on the dim Kaffrarian border.
1980 F. O’Kennedy in Weekend Post 29 Nov. (Family Post) 2The Border’s attractive and popular Kaffrarian Coast with its beautiful unpolluted beaches.
Of or pertaining to the south-eastern (predominantly Xhosa-speaking) areas of South Africa, particularly the Ciskei and Border areas of the Eastern Cape (see Border1); Caffrian. Often in special collocations, as:
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