Slambie, noun

Forms:
’Slambi, T’SlambiShow more Also ’Slambi, T’Slambi, T’Slambie.
Origin:
XhosaShow more Englished pronunciation-spelling of Xhosa noun stem -Ndlambe (as found in the name amaNdlambe).
obs.
A member of the Ndlambe people. Also attributive.
1835 C.L. Stretch Journal. 23This sad and disgraceful act of the Commission, which final caused the murder of Landdrost Stockenstrom..in 1811, and the ruin of the Slambie Tribe in 1817.
1837 J.M. Bowker Speeches & Sel. (1864) 44On the 10th instant, Umala, and ten other chiefs of the Slambi tribe, brought to me thirty-nine head of cattle.
1846 J. Maclean in Imp. Blue Bks Command Paper 786–1847, 110The T’Slambies would never join any party against the Government.
1846 J. Maclean in Imp. Blue Bks Command Paper 786–1847, [see Gaika].
1852 M.B. Hudson S. Afr. Frontier Life 43He referred to a meeting of Slambies he’d had.
1853 F.P. Fleming Kaffraria 24They were divided into two distinctive bodies of the Gaikas and the T’Slambies.
1864 J.M. Bowker Speeches & Sel. p.viHe was continued in office as Diplomatic Agent with the ’Slambi and Congo tribes.
1877 C. Andrews Reminiscences of Kafir War 1834–5. 24Three Hottentots who had been with the T’Slambie tribe gave themselves up.
A member of the Ndlambe people. Also attributive.
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