Kgatla, noun

Forms:
Also Kxatla.
Plurals:
now usually unchanged, but also Bagatla, Bakatlas, Bakatlas, Ba-Katlha, Bakgatla, Bakhatla, Batklaka.
Origin:
TswanaShow more Tswana (plural pref ba- +) kgatla monkey, ‘they of the monkey’.
A member of a clan of the Tswana people, living mainly in Botswana and around Pilanesberg, in the North West Province. Also attributive.
1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 152Palanie, the chief of the Batklaka, has left his country.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 66The principal group among the northern Sotho were the Pedi, a branch of the iron-working Kgatla people.
A member of a clan of the Tswana people, living mainly in Botswana and around Pilanesberg, in the North West Province. Also attributive.

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