Kaffraria


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Kaffraria

(kəfrăr`ēə), former name for what is now SE Eastern Cape prov., E South Africa. The region was inhabited by the Xhosa, who fought a series of wars with the Boers and then the British to their west. When W Kaffraria became British Kaffraria in 1847, the term was used for the Xhosa lands east of the Great Kei River, which gradually fell to British rule. The region was absorbed into Cape Colony (see Cape ProvinceCape Province,
former province, S South Africa. Under the South African constitution of 1994 it was divided into Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape, and part of a fourth province, North West.
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) during the second half of the 19th cent.

Kaffraria

a former region of S central South Africa: inhabited chiefly by people then known as the Kaffirs; British Kaffraria was a crown colony established in 1853 in the southwest of the region and annexed to Cape Colony in 1865
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In British Kaffraria there were no health services for the entire populace, white or black, until the establishment of Grey Hospital in King William's Town in 1856.
In April 1856, the fifteen-year-old Xhosa girl Nongqawuse was hailed by two strangers near the mouth of the Gxarha River, a short distance beyond the colonial border that divided independent Xhosaland from British Kaffraria, and advised to communicate a message to the Xhosa people.
For instance, letters on land issues, written between 1860 and 1882 in English, by Emma Sandile, the daughter of a senior Xhosa chief in British Kaffraria, to senior colonial officials, foregrounds the already established effects of missionary education and colonisation in that region (p.