caffre


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Noun1.caffre - an offensive and insulting term for any Black African
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
Black African - an African who is Black
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Into a beastly scrap of ground which a Turk would reject as a savage abomination and a Caffre would shudder at, they bring our dear brother here departed to receive Christian burial.
This parlour is not his sphere," I reflected: "the Himalayan ridge or Caffre bush, even the plague-cursed Guinea Coast swamp would suit him better.
on the eastern frontier of the Cape Colony (especially since the strange collapse of the Caffre [Xhosa] power, under the influence of scarcity and superstition in 1857-1858), great numbers of natives appear to have taken voluntary service under the settlers, and to have performed it with reasonable steadiness .