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Cape Malay

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(also Cape Muslim)

Definition of Cape Malay in English:

noun

(In South Africa) a member of a predominantly Afrikaans-speaking and Muslim group resident mainly in the province of Western Cape. Compare with Cape coloured.
Example sentences
  • The teachings of Islam, the religion practised by most Cape Malays dictate which foods may be eaten.
  • They came to be called Cape Malays as they all spoke Malay, an important trading language at that time.
  • The origins of these people is not the same as the Cape Malays and they are not Muslim.

adjective

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Relating to the Cape Malay people.
Example sentences
  • Served with a variety of sambals and atjars, Cape Malay curries are famous for their full-bodied flavour.
  • We learn how to mix Masala, fold Samoosas, and how to balance the delicate flavours of a Cape Malay curry.
  • Bruce Robertson, chef at the Showroom in Cape Town, refers to Cape Malay cuisine as South Africa's home cooking.

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