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Origin of the name BAAS.
Etymology of the name BAAS.
Meaning of the baby name BAAS.


BAAS.  South African Dutch (Afrikaans) name, meaning "master."

... Many mistakes have been made, I know not by what means, respecting the situation of the Hottentots in the service of the colonists. They have been supposed their property, and that they take them in their early youth to make slaves of them.  This is not the case; the Hottentot is a hired servant, and there is this great distinction between them and the slaves, that the former only address their master by the title of Baas (Master), while the slaves address him as Sieur (Lord), pronounced here Ssohr.  A Hottentot in consequence takes it extremely amiss if he is addressed by the words Pay or Jonge, as the slaves are; he expects to be called by his name if addressed by any one who knows it; and by those to whom it is not known he expects to be called Hottentot (which he pronounces Hotnot) or boy. (Travels in Southern Africa in the Years 1803...1806, Lichtenstein, 1812.)


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