Tlokwa, noun

Forms:
Backlokwa, BackloquaShow more Also Backlokwa, Backloqua, Bacloqua, Baklokwa, Batlokua, Botlokoa.
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SothoShow more Sotho moTlokwa a member of this people (plural baTlokwa).
A member of a people of the Southern Sotho group. See also Mantatee. Also attributive.
[1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 74He told us that towards the sources of the Liqua..were now Manatees, a bad class of people. They were called Matok.]
1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 142Saw two men who said they were Backloqua and that their tribe lived a little to the eastward of where we found Masalacatzie.
1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 170Found here a Backloqua.
1846 J.C. Brown tr. of T. Arbousset’s Narr. of Explor. Tour to N.-E. of Col. 31They were formerly called Batlokuas; from regard to her (sc. the queen), they have taken the name of Mantetis.
1905 Native Tribes of Tvl 25The Batlokwa have the reputation of being skilled workers in copper and wire, of which they make bracelets and other ornaments.
1912 Ayliff & Whiteside Hist. of Abambo 9Motsholi was afraid, fled over the Drakensberg, and sought refuge with the Batlokoa, who treated him with kindness, and gave him land on which to reside.
1951 W.S. Matsie in Afr. Drum Apr. 12Other tribes began to spring up in the country either by breaking away from the older and larger tribes or by coming into the sheltered safety of Basutoland from the troubled world outside. Thus the..Batlokoa..came about.
1971 Nat. Geog. Mag. June 745The king agreed, on condition that the Boers bring back Zulu cattle stolen by the Tlokwas, a neighboring tribe.
1986 P. Maylam Hist. of Afr. People 57The Tlokwa had been the first victims of the Nguni invasions across the Drakensberg. Forced to abandon their territorial base after the Hlubi attack, the Tlokwa led a semi-nomadic existence during the turmoil of the difaqane.
1986 N. Gardiner in S. Afr. Panorama Sept. 25Blacks of the Batlokua tribe..kept cattle and planted crops. However, when Chaka rose to power in Natal, Zulus crossed the mountains and clashed with the Batlokua. This..drove the tribe west to Ficksburg.
1990 Motorist 2nd QuarterChief Koos Mota of the Tlokwa tribe was granted a portion of Witsieshoek.
A member of a people of the Southern Sotho group.

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