Auteniqua, AuteniquoisShow more Formerly also Auteniqua, Auteniquois, Autinegua, Autinicqua, Hottniqua, Houteniqua.
Khoikhoi, Nama, Show more Khoikhoi, usually interpreted as ‘the people who carry bags of honey’, probably au carry in bags (cf. Nama awa) + tine honey (cf. Nama danib) + masculine plural suffix qua men, people (G.S. Nienaber, Hottentots, 1963); the area in which the Outeniqua lived was reported from early times to supply honey to the Cape, and is still an important apicultural region.
1.In historical contexts.A Khoikhoi people formerly resident in the Western Cape, in the region of the present-day city of George. Also attributive.
1798B. StoutNarr. of Loss of Ship ‘Hercules’p.xxxiiIn the eastern parts, which include Caffraria, the country of the Auteniquois, Genequois, and various tribes of the Hottentot nation, I perceived a most luxuriant soil.
1810G. BarringtonAcct of Voy. 171No roots or other vegetables are regularly cultivated in any of the inferior parts of Africa, except in the country of the Auteniquas.
1847J. BarrowAutobiog. Memoir 198It (sc. the Kayman River) separates the division of Plettenberg’s Bay from Autinicquas Land, which the Dutch Government appropriated to itself, on account of the grand forests and fine pasturage.
1977E. PalmerField Guide to Trees of Sn Afr. 69Common yellowwood Podocarpus falcatus...Outeniqua yellowwood...The tallest forest tree, up to 60m high...A noble tree, formerly much exploited for its generally useful, fine, yellow timber.
1987A. Visser inFair Lady 11 Nov. 141Whisky-crate wood was used and now Johnny Walker and White Horse lie side by side with the finest Outeniqua wood.
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