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Mpondomise, plural noun

Forms:
Amampondumisi, AmapondomisiShow more Also Amampondumisi, Amapondomisi, Mpondomisi, Pondomise, Pondomises, Pondomisi.
Origin:
XhosaShow more Xhosa, origin unknown.
(The) members of a southern Nguni people of the Transkei region of the Eastern Cape, originally part of the Pondo people. Also attributive.
Note:
As is the case with many names of peoples and groups in South African English, this word has been found only in plural uses; however, it may be that it has also been used in unrecorded singular forms.
1866 W.C. Holden Past & Future 143The Amampondumisi..dispute the right of priority with the Abatembu affirming that they were in the country when the Tembus and the Xosas passed along above them.
1991 J. Coulter in Weekend Post 4 May (Leisure) 3As recently as 1886, remnants of a San family were discovered in Transkei...They had been in the care of Mpondomise chiefs for a long time and were considered the official rainmakers of the western Mpondomise.
(The) members of a southern Nguni people of the Transkei region of the Eastern Cape, originally part of the Pondo people. Also attributive.

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