Coran, CoranaShow more Also Coran, Corana, Coranna, Corrana, Corranna, Corunna, Gorona, Korana, Qoranna.
unchanged, or Korannas.
See Vedder quotation 1928.
1.A colonial name for a member of the Kora peoples: see Kora (sense 1). Also attributive.
1801J. BarrowTrav.I. 403The country to the eastward of the Roggeveld, is inhabited by different hordes of Bosjesmans. One of these, called the Koranas, dwelling on the right bank of the Orange river,..is represented as a very formidable tribe of people.
1899Grocott’s Daily Mail 12 July 2The Bushmen and Korannas are a nomadic people, and live for the greater part of the year in the Kalahari, existing upon the Tsame and wild potatoes of the desert.
1905G.W. StowNative Races of S. Afr.The great tribe of the Koranas took its name from !Kora, an ancient chief under whom they had formerly lived.
1924S.G. MillinGod’s Step-Children 14Although he had been told that these were a tribe called Korannas, he had not before realised that there were different kinds of Hottentots.
1928E.H.L. SchwarzKalahari & its Native Races 182Kora’s successor..realizing the hopelessness of exposing..his men to the bullets from the guns of the Dutch, trekked away northwards, settling eventually on the Orange River, where his tribe became the Koranas.
1928H. Vedder inNative Tribes of S.W. Afr. 113Gorona, also written Goraqua, Gorachouqua, whose real name is !Khora, out of which Koranna has been made through the omission of the click and the addition of the suffix for the 3rd pers., plur.
1930S.T. PlaatjeMhudi (1975) 63Two of the Qoranna men could speak a few Sechuana words.
1961L.E. Van OnselenTrekboer 112These Koranna Hottentots were a fierce clan led by a succession of halfbreed captains.
1975Sunday Times 12 Oct. (TV Mag.) 10The supremacy of Griqua, Koranna and Bergenaars dwindled during the 1830s.
1975Std Encycl. of Sn Afr.VI. 444Korana, Nomadic Hottentot tribe. The name is most probably derived from that of a famous chief, Kora or Gora, or possibly Ora, originally a leader of the Gorachouqua, who..became the first big chief of the Korana...Actually the name Korana may not even be derived from that of a chief, but may signify that this tribe was ‘the real thing’, representing the thoroughbred Hottentots.
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