1852C. BarterDorp & Veld 214 (Pettman)The Kaffir has..made the discovery that..a certain number of threepenny pieces is the most desirable of possessions; and nothing which is not readily convertible into mali, or hard cash, has now much attraction for him.
1899G.H. RussellUnder Sjambok 50A native will go through fire and water for mali (money).
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 307Mali,..A word in constant use among the natives, and frequently heard among the colonists also, for money.
a1931S. Black inS. GrayThree Plays (1984) 141Maningi mali, Baas. Plenty money!
a1931S. Black inS. GrayThree Plays (1984) 142Baas, if I take now this — ten pound — and afterwards you make plenty mali out of the gold, you must give me and Grietje a job by Johannesburg and one hundred pound!
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