1839W.C. HarrisWild Sports 264The species (sc. the sable antelope) was evidently not recognised by the natives, although..they pronounced it to be kookaam, which signifies the oryx, an animal of such extremely rare occurrence in Moselekatse’s country, that they had in all probability never seen it.
1857D. LivingstoneMissionary Trav. 136The zebra, giraffe, eland, and kukama, have been seen mere skeletons from decay of their teeth as well as from disease.
1871J. MackenzieTen Yrs N. of Orange River 260I gave chase under the impression that the half-dozen creatures before me were elands, but as I approached I could see that they were gemsbucks or kukamas.
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