Dorhá of the Chainouqua1
M, #19096, b. circa 1635
|Birth*||Dorhá of the Chainouqua was born circa 1635 in de Caep de Goede Hoop, the date is estimated. He accompanied the Hieronimus Cruse to the interior in 1669.2|
|(Member) PeopleGroup||In 1662 Sousoa was the leader of the Chainouquas, a group said (in 1657) by Van Riebeeck as living toward the East and that they were named for their great chief Chaynunqua who was very rich in cattle. However it subsequently emerges in the record that Sousoa was the leader in the first years of colonial settlement. It is possible that the reference to Chaynunqua was an assumption by Van Riebeeck who had not yet met Sousoa. The following individuals were numbered among this people: Chaihantima, Dorhá, Hanhumma and Oocktis Koukoua.3|
|Names in the record, in publications, etc.||1662, the name of Dorhá was written in the record as Claas of the Chainouqua.2|
- [S926] H.C. Bredenkamp, "Die Lewe van 'n Khoikhoi-Kaptein Dorha alias Klaas 1669-1701", Kronos: Die lewe van 'n Khoikhoi-Kaptein Dorha alias Klaas 1669-1701 4 (1981): pp.10-23. Hereinafter cited as "Die Lewe van 'n Khoikhoi-Kaptein Dorha alias Klaas 1669-1701."
- [S926] H.C. Bredenkamp, "Die Lewe van 'n Khoikhoi-Kaptein Dorha alias Klaas 1669-1701", p.11.
- [S646] Precis of the archives of the Cape of Good Hope, JVR Journal II, 1656-1658, H.C.V. Leibrandt; (Cape Town, South Africa: W. A. Richards & Sons, Government Printers, Castle Street, 1897), pp.121. Hereinafter cited as Precis of the archives, JVR Journal II 1656-1658.