- pl. Xho′sas or Xho′sa a member of a people living mainly in S South Africa
- the Bantu language of this people, closely related to Zulu
of the Xhosas or their language or culture
nounpl. Xhosa or Xho·sas also Xosa or Xo·sas
- A member of a Bantu people inhabiting the eastern part of Cape Province, South Africa.
- The Nguni language of this people, closely related to Zulu.
(countable and uncountable, plural Xhosas)