nounpl. Khoikhoi or Khoi·khois or Khoi·khoin
- A member of a group of pastoral peoples of Namibia and South Africa, including the Nama.
- Any of the Khoisan languages of the Khoikhoi. In both senses also called Khoekhoe.
Origin of KhoikhoiNama khoekhoen, the Nama people : khoekhoe, to speak Nama (from khoe-, person, as in khoeb, man and khoes, woman) + -n, pl. common gender suff.