Mambookie, noun

Forms:
Also Mambuki, Mambucki.
Origin:
Unknown; perhaps adaptation of Mbo + -ie. (Cf. Tambookie).
obs.
Pondo sense 1 a. Also attributive.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. II. 147Adjoining to this nation, towards the north, there is, according to them, a still more warlike and intrepid people, whom they call Mambukis.
1860 W. Shaw Story of my Mission 315The time might soon follow, when you would see on your lists Stations among the Tambookies, the Mambookies, and the various tribes of people between us and Delagoa Bay.
Pondo1 a. Also attributive.

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