Kora, noun

Forms:
Cora, !KoraShow more Also Cora, !Kora, !Ora.
Plurals:
unchanged, or Koras.
Origin:
KhoikhoiShow more Khoikhoi, probably from the name of the first chief of the clan, named !Kora, !Khora, or !Ora: see Koranna (Std. Encycl. quotation, 1975).
1. A member of a Khoikhoi people who migrated from the southern and central regions of the Cape Province to their final home near the Orange, Vaal, and Harts rivers; Koraqua sense 1; cf. Koranna sense 1. Also attributive. See also Gorachouqua.
1802 Truter & Somerville in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1899) IV. 403We were visited by several Coras.
1986 P. Maylam Hist. of Afr. People 111In the years 1833–4 about 12 000 people migrated from this direction into Moshoeshoe’s sphere of influence. These were mostly Tswana, but also included Kora, Griqua and ‘Bastards’.
2. The Khoikhoi language spoken by the Kora people; Koranna sense 2; Koraqua sense 2.
1824 [see Koraqua sense 2].
c1980 S. Afr. 1979: Off. Yrbk (Info. Service of S. Afr.) 101Khoe-(kowab) or Hottentot Languages. This language family includes Nama with Dama, Xiri (Griqua), !Ora (Korana), Hai-n//um (Heikom), [etc.].
A member of a Khoikhoi people who migrated from the southern and central regions of the Cape Province to their final home near the Orange, Vaal, and Harts rivers; Koraqua1;
The Khoikhoi language spoken by the Kora people; Koranna2; Koraqua2.

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