1893H.A. BrydenGun & Camera 461The karper or carp (Rooivlerk karper, red-finned carp, of the Dutch colonists; Barbus[Pseudobarbatus]Burchellii of Dr. Andrew Smith, first identified, as its name implies, by the traveller Burchell, circa 1812) is a handsome little fish, not unlike a perch in shape.
1896H.A. BrydenTales of S. Afr. 18The pouch contained seven fresh fish — six smallish and carp-like, well known to the Boers as karpers.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 253Karper, Spirobranchus capensis is known by this name among the Dutch.
1971L.G. GreenTaste of S.-Easter 185Joris van Spilbergen caught ‘carpers of excellent flavour’ at a river mouth in Table Bay early in the seventeenth century.
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