1828W. Shaw Diary. 29 JuneThe country is occupied by the Amapondo Nation, whose principal Chiefs are Fakoo and Umyaykie...The Amaponda nation, of which we saw a few kraals near the Umtata, are easily distinguished from other nations, by the singular manner in which they dress their hair.
1835A. SteedmanWanderingsI. 249The Amapondo tribes, called Mambookies, whose territories extend from the Bashee to the River Umsikalia, about thirty miles beyond the St. John, or Zimvoobo River.
1836R. GodlontonIntroductory Remarks to Narr. of Irruption 210It will be seen that the Tambookies, or Amatembu and the Amaponda, or Mambookie tribes are both branches, in a direct line, of what the colonists usually term the great Kafir family.
1837F. OwenDiary (1926) 15Faku, the chief of the Amapondas.
1838F. OwenDiary (1926) 120The Amaponda country — Faku’s tribe — beyond the Umzimvubu between Port Natal and Caffraria.
1847‘A Bengali’Notes on Cape of G.H. 23The most powerful of all are the Caffres, composed of three great tribes, the Amakosoe [sic], the Tambookies, and the Amapondas.
1855J.W. ColensoTen Weeks in Natal 124The old chief, Faku, (of the Amampondo Kafirs,) when lately visited by Mr. Shepstone, granted him all his requests but one.
1872Wesleyan Missionary Reports 79Should peace continue a few years between the Pondo and Tembu tribes, we may calculate on this becoming the centre of a wide and extensive field of usefulness.
1882C. Du ValWith Show through Sn Afr.I. 205All went on smoothly until some Pondos, a tribe on the southern border..converted a number of cattle belonging to the Boers into a movable feast.
1884Cape Law JrnlI. 223These are the Amaxosa Kafirs, Fingoes, Tembus, Amampondo, Xesibes [etc.].
1908D. BlackburnLeaven 33The native personal attendant..complained that he was being molested and insulted by ‘the kafirs’. He was a Pondo, an educated mission boy.
1949M. Wilson inA.M. Duggan-CroninBantu TribesIII. 11Up to the time of the famous chief Faku, who died in 1867, the Mpondo are said to have formed one tribe; then they divided under two of Faku’s sons into independent sections, the Qaukeni and the Nyandeni.
1949J. MockfordGolden Land 118Five main tribes inhabit the Transkei — the Xosa, Tembu, Baca, Pondo and Fingo. They occupy an area roughly the size of Switzerland and total, according to the 1946 census, 1,300,000.
1964M. BensonAfr. Patriots 104Although thousands of Pondo had gone year after year to the mines, he (sc. Oliver Tambo) was the first to go to boarding school in the great city.
1964N. Nakasa inJ. Crwys-WilliamsS. Afr. Despatches (1989) 345I am supposed to be a Pondo, but I don’t even know the language of that tribe.
1968F.G. ButlerCape Charade 9If everybody who got drunk at New Year was sent to work on the road, the road would be past the Langkloof, past the Setlaars, past the Xhosas and past the Pondoes, right among the Zulus by now.
1976Family of ManVol.6, 80The Pondo are one of the tribes living between the Indian Ocean and the Drakensberg Mountains...The tribe is composed of a nucleus of 46 related clans which trace descent from a common ancestor, Mpondo. Many members of 21 other clans, unrelated to the descendants of Mpondo have subsequently accepted the authority if the paramount chief and have so become members of the Pondo.
1973H. Potgieter inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VIII. 651Pondoland,..Region on the Transkei coast between the Mtamvuna and Umtata Rivers, bordering on Natal in the north and divided by the Umzimvubu River into East and West Pondoland, each with its own chief.
1983Fair Lady 2 Nov. 139In Pondoland schoolchildren look after the cattle after classes.
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