Hosa of the Chariguriquas1

M, #18898, b. circa 1630

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Last Edited21/10/2017
Birth*Hosa of the Chariguriquas was born circa 1630.1
(Leader) PeopleGroup In 1657 Hosa may have been the leader of the Little Chariguriquas, a group whom Van Riebeeck also called the Hosamans, with the possible implication being that they were the people of Hosa. They were originally a tributory or subordinate group to the Namaquas. He said they lived around Saladanha Bay, and further south and tended to cattle belonging to the Cochoquas, to whom they had aligned themselves.2 


  1. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, Letters Despatched 1652-1662 to which are added land grants, attestations, Journal of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, &c. Vol III, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W.A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, 1900), pp.93-94. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope.
  2. [S647] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, pp.93-94; 239-240.

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