Damara

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Damara dä*mä"rä A native of Damaraland, German Southwest Africa. The Damaras include an important and warlike Bantu tribe, and the Hill Damaras, who are Hottentots and mixed breeds hostile to the Bantus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n damara Same as Dammara
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
The name is supposed to be from Hottentot dama, vanquished

Usage

In literature:

In the morning they found the cattle had escaped to the Damaras.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
The Damaras, he says, have numberless superstitions about meat which are very troublesome.
"Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society" by Walter Bagehot
The grave of a Damara chief is represented on page 302.
"A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H. C. Yarrow
But a still more exceptional degree of merit may sometimes be met with among the many thousands of Damara cattle.
"Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development" by Francis Galton
Among the Damaras, the groom cannot see his bride for four days after marriage.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The Damaras believed that they and all living creatures descended from a kind of tree and they worshiped that tree.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
The Damaras of South Africa value their cattle for uniformity {209} of colour and enormously long horns.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Just west of the Kalahari we find the extensive countries of the Nama Hottentots and of the Damara tribes.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
The political influence of the Cape spread meantime northward to the land of the Herero (Damara).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 7" by Various
They are known respectively as "the Hill Damara" and "the Cattle Damara," i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
The western boundary is formed by Great Namaqua, Damara, and Ovampolands.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson
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In news:

Che Oliver Lorentz was born at 4:10 pm March 6, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital to Damara Burnett and Andy Lorentz of Seldovia.
Damara McDonough, who is attending Towson University.
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