1946H.C. Bosman inL. AbrahamsCask of Jerepigo (1972) 165It was necessary for the prestige of the Boer forces in the field, that a commandant shouldn’t go about looking like a Bapedi.
1965P. BaragwanathBrave Remain 25Every Mopedi among the spectators who had or could acquire a whistle, joined whatever group he fancied.
1977Drum Oct. 45‘They say my husband does not qualify to live in these areas because he is a Mopedi,’ she explained.
1979P. MillerMyths & Legends 173The baRolong people found a small metal-working clan of Karanga people, the Wambedzi, already occupying their chosen spot. They promptly conquered this clan, but..prudently decided to take the name of the original inhabitants and called themselves the baPedi, the old Sotho-Tswana form of Wambedzi.
1991S. Du Toit inWeekend Post 9 Mar. (Leisure) 5This little town..was founded in 1849 by Voortrekkers who had fled from the hostile baPedi..at malaria-ridden Ohrigstad.
1975Std Encycl. of Sn Afr.X. 64There was a tendency to substitute the name ‘Pedi’ for Northern Sotho, because the Pedi..are the strongest tribal unit, and particularly because Sepedi has become the written and school language of all Northern Sotho tribes.
1976West & MorrisAbantu 137The Pedi were among the more recent Sotho immigrants to South Africa. They arrived in the Northern Transvaal by at least the 17th century.
1980M. Matshoba inM. MutloatseForced Landing 126The first sound of the tom-tom and the flutes of the Pedis brought people to watch from all corners of the hostel.
1986P. MaylamHist. of Afr. People 50The ‘core group’ among the northern Sotho has for long been the Pedi.
1990Weekly Mail 24 Aug. 1There are Pedis, Shangaans, Tswanas, even Xhosas from his hostel who have become Inkatha members overnight...The others who have refused to join — especially Pedis — have fled.
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