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Natalian, noun and adjective

Origin:
EnglishShow more Natal + English noun- and adjective-forming suffix -ian denoting ‘a resident of (a place)’.
A. noun One born in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal); a Natal resident. Cf. banana boy, see banana sense 2.
1864 A Lady Life at Natal (1972) 16Natalians are very proud of the fact that their railway was the first opened in South Africa.
1994 B. Spender in Flying Springbok Dec. 44Twenty-five years ago, it was a young Natalian called Barry Richards who took the world by storm, cracking two centuries in the four-test series.
B. adjective obsolescent. Of or pertaining to the province of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal); Nataline, see Natal.
Note:
‘Natal’ (used attributively) has largely replaced ‘Natalian’ in this sense.
1867 R.J. Mann in Intellectual Observer X. 186In the year 1842,..the Dutchmen within the Natalian territory became subjects of the British Crown.
1950 H. Gibbs Twilight in S. Afr. 114Back in the comparatively quiet years of the 1920’s, in 1922 to be exact, the Government spent £25,000 on educating Natalian Indians.
One born in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal); a Natal resident.
Of or pertaining to the province of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal); Nataline, see Natal.

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