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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.
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: