a family of S African languages including Nama, Bushman, and Kung: an important phonological characteristic of these languages is the presence of a group of consonants known as clicks (see click, )
designating or of this language family
A family of languages of southern Africa, including those of the Khoikhoi and the San.
Origin of KhoisanNama khoe(khoe-n), the Nama people; see Khoikhoi + Nama san, the San people; see San.
(plural Khoisans or Khoisan)
- A member of the Khoi or San people.