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Qwabe, plural noun

Forms:
Formerly also Amaquabe, Amaquabi.
Origin:
See quotation 1978. For an explanation of ama- forms, see ama-.
The members of a Zulu-speaking people settled in the northern regions of the province of KwaZulu-Natal. 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.
1836 R. Godlonton Introductory Remarks to Narr. of Irruption 255The neighbouring clans were thrown into commotion by a furious attack of the Amaquabi.
1989 Stanger Mail 24 Feb. 14In Mansomini..women from the Qwabe tribe have won international and local recognition for making their sugar farms not only viable but very profitable.
The members of a Zulu-speaking people settled in the northern regions of the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Also attributive.

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