Travels and Adventures in Southern Africa (Volume 2)

9781150819438: Travels and Adventures in Southern Africa (Volume 2)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. No. I. ACCOUNT OF THE Amakosje, OR SOUTHERN GAFFERS. History,--Government.--Crimes and Punishments.--Sorcery.--Religion and Superstitions.--Circumcision.--Marriage.--Medicine and Surgery.--Funeral Rites.--Dress Ornaments.--Agriculture.--Hunting.--Language Description of the Country.--Journey through the Amakosa territory,--Interview with Hinza, the principal Chief. History.--The national appellation of the Southern Caffers is Amakosa, the singular of which is Kosa. Their country is sometimes called Amakosina. This account has been extracted from the manuscript notes of the Rev. Mr. Brownlee, who has resided as a missionary among the Caffers for seven or eight years. It was written by Mr. B. (without any knowledge of Lichtenstein's work), entirely from his own observations, and According to the traditionary accounts which I have collected from their old people, this tribe first settled on the Great Kei River under their chief, Toguh; but whether they were a colony from the Tambookie or Amatymba tribe, or from some of the nations farther to the north-east, I have not been able to ascertain. The period of their emigration, as nearly as can be collected from the existing traditions, appears to have been about 150 years ago, or somewhat more. The sons of Toguh were Gonde, Tinde, and Keitshe. Gonde succeeded his father as principal chief; and the other two brothers removed from the Kei, and settled on the coast, between the Kalumna and Buffalo Rivers. At that period the Gonaqua Hottentots had their chief kraals on the coast; but likewise inhabited the country along the Buffalo River, and up to the very sources of the Keiskamma. On the death of Gonde, he was succeeded as chief, over part of the tribe, by his son Tshio; but the younger brother, Mandank...

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