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Rehoboth, noun

Forms:
Also Rehobother, Rehobothian.
Origin:
HebrewShow more The name of a river, town, and district in Namibia (from the Biblical town, Hebrew rehobhoth wide places, space, room).
A member of a people (of mixed ethnic descent) originally resident in the Cape colony but subsequently inhabiting the Rehoboth Gebiet in Namibia (see Gebiet); often attributive, now usually in the noun phrase Rehoboth Baster [see Baster]; Bastard sense 2; Baster noun sense 2. See also kaptein sense 2, raad sense 1.
a1867 C.J. Andersson Notes of Trav. (1875) 104My next step was to order the Rehobothians, and a strong body of Damaras to follow me.
1990 Weekend Post 24 Mar. 4The Afrikaner Weerstandbeweging (AWB) has crossed the race barrier to declare its solidarity with Namibia’s independence-seeking 31000-strong Rehoboth Baster people.
A member of a people (of mixed ethnic descent) originally resident in the Cape colony but subsequently inhabiting the Rehoboth Gebiet in Namibia (see Gebiet); often attributive, now usually in the noun phrase Rehoboth Bastersee Baster; Bastard2; Basternoun2.

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