Griqualand East


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Griqualand East

(ˈɡriːkwəˌlænd; ˈɡrɪk-)
n
(Placename) an area of central South Africa: settled in 1861 by Griquas led by Adam Kok III; annexed to the Cape Colony in 1879; part of the Transkei, 1903–93. Chief town: Kokstad. Area: 17 100 sq km (6602 sq miles)
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Then followed the historic trek in 1862 by Adam Kok III and 3000 of his followers from Griqualand West across the Drakensberg to Griqualand East, and, after the British take-over of Griqualand East in 1874 and annexation to the Cape in 1879, the later treks, under the leadership of the legendary Chief le Fleur, out of oppression, first to Touws River in the Karoo in 1917, and then in 1922 into another promised land on the edge of Namaqualand, where they once again dreamt of settling as an autonomous nation with their own church, their own flag and their own emblem.