1969J.M. WhiteLand God Made in Anger 197There are perhaps two thousand of these coloured or Kleurling people in South West Africa...An off-shoot of the million-and-a-half strong Coloured community in the West Cape, they are intelligent and clever with their hands.
1975Sunday Times 21 Sept. 21To them I was just a man who happened to be a Kleurling from Kaapstad.
1979Sunday Times 26 Aug. (Extra) 3This kleurling who was sitting like a proper white man at one of his rickety tables.
1981Sunday Times 22 Feb. (Extra) 3As mixed, you can [be] a bank manager, a street sweeper or city council member. Such is the exclusive scope of us kleurlinge.
1987M. MelamuChildren of Twilight 50When the baby was born, it was a kleurling...A bastard in the family. The father must be a verdomste Kaffer!
1990Frontline Mar.–Apr. 22When we get to Harmony Park the coloured guy is telling me about nomenclature. This thing about ‘bruinmense’ is bad news, he says, ‘We’re Coloureds, Kleurlinge, that’s what we should be called, not “bruinmense”.’
Kleurling-Afrikaans, a derogatory name for Afrikaans as spoken by (Cape) ‘coloured’ people. See also kitchen Dutch (kitchennoun sense 2 b).
1981V.A. FebruaryMind your Colour 95The ‘coloured’ objection to Small’s exploitation of a particular brand of Afrikaans is worthy of a closer look. It has been variously called Kaaps (i.e. the language from the Cape), even facetiously Capey language, and Kleurling-Afrikaans (Coloured-Afrikaans). It is looked upon as a mark of low social status and cultural inferiority.
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