Khoisan meaning

koisän
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.
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The group of Southern African indigenous people, comprising the Khoi and San. Indigenous to the semi-desert regions.
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The group of languages associated with the Khoisan including Nama, ‡Hõã, ǃKung, ǃXũũ, Ju/’hoan, and ‡Kx’auǁ’ein.
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A member of the Khoi or San people.
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A family of languages of southern Africa, including those of the Khoikhoi and the San.
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Designating or of this language family.
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Origin of khoisan

  • Nama khoe(khoe-n) the Nama people Khoikhoi Nama san the San people San

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compound of the name of two tribes, the pastoral Khoi (formerly Hottentots) and the hunter-gatherer San (formerly Bushmen).

    From Wiktionary