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TEMBU (Ama-Tembu)

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 577 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TEMBU (Ama-Tembu), popularly called Tambookies; one of the most powerful of Kaffir tribes, who have given their name to Tembuland, a division of Cape Colony which lies south-west of Griqualand East. In Kaffir genealogy they hold an honour-able position, being traditionally descended from Tembu, elder brother of Xosa, from whom most " Kaffirs " claim descent (see KAFFIS2S).
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