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school, adjective

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Also with initial capital.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Special sense of general English.
1. Of a black African: educated (formerly especially at a mission school), westernized (in dress, behaviour, and language), and (usually) Christian. See also kholwa. Cf. dressed.
1851 Wilmot in Godlonton & Irving Narr. of Kaffir War of 1850–51 508Last night seven of the School Kaffirs, with their families, decamped.
1993 CSD Bulletin (Centre for Science Dev.) July 19Western education and Christianity have divided rural African villagers in the Transkei into ‘school’ people and conservative or ‘red’ people...The social division into ‘school’ and ‘red’ is not an absolute distinction, but is best seen in terms of a continuum.
2. Of a given name: of Western origin.
Note:
Many speakers of the Sintu (Bantu) languages in South Africa have two given names: one of African origin and one of Western origin.
1979 M. Matshoba Call Me Not a Man 118Nothing embarrasses me like being called by that other name I got from church, and which was my ‘school name’.
educated (formerly especially at a mission school), westernized (in dress, behaviour, and language), and (usually) Christian.
of Western origin.

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