Koranna, noun

Forms:
Coran, CoranaShow more Also Coran, Corana, Coranna, Corrana, Corranna, Corunna, Gorona, Korana, Qoranna.
Plurals:
unchanged, or Korannas.
Origin:
See Vedder quotation 1928.
historical
1. A colonial name for a member of the Kora peoples: see Kora (sense 1). Also attributive.
1801 J. Barrow Trav. 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.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. I. 345The people usually called Koranas, are a numerous, and distinct, tribe of the Hottentot race.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 29The Korannas are a race of pure Hottentots, who have attached themselves to the vicinage of the great River.
1831 Graham’s Town Jrnl 30 Dec. 3At a Koranna kraal.., the first cases of Small Pox presented themselves.
1841 B. Shaw Memorials 304Thus lived and thus died Jan Kapitein, a converted Coranna, the fruit of missionary labour, and a crown of rejoicing to the friends of missions in the day of the Lord.
1867 Blue Bk for Col. 1866 JJ4In the northern part, adjacent to the Orange river, several robberies and assaults have been committed by bands of Korannas upon traders and others.
1899 Grocott’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.
1905 G.W. Stow Native Races of S. Afr.The great tribe of the Koranas took its name from !Kora, an ancient chief under whom they had formerly lived.
1924 S.G. Millin God’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.
1928 E.H.L. Schwarz Kalahari & 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.
1928 H. Vedder in Native 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.
1930 S.T. Plaatje Mhudi (1975) 63Two of the Qoranna men could speak a few Sechuana words.
1930 Friend 25 Aug. 14A Free State Koranna farm labourer, was charged before the magistrate with malicious injury to property.
1961 Encycl. S. Afr. 278Today pure Koranas are almost extinct.
1961 L.E. Van Onselen Trekboer 112These Koranna Hottentots were a fierce clan led by a succession of halfbreed captains.
1975 Sunday Times 12 Oct. (TV Mag.) 10The supremacy of Griqua, Koranna and Bergenaars dwindled during the 1830s.
1975 Std 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.
2. Kora sense 2.
1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 282The Griqua and Coranna languages are nearly allied, but in some words there is considerable difference.
1990 Frontline Mar.Apr. 34Prieska means ‘place of the lost she-goat’ in Coranna. ‘Coranna?’ I ask the lady. She studies the word in the booklet. ‘I suppose that’s Boesmantaal,’ she says.
A colonial name for a member of the Kora peoples: see Kora (sense 1). Also attributive.
Kora2.
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