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Khoi·san

 (koi′sän′)
n.
A family of languages of southern Africa, including those of the Khoikhoi and the San.

[Nama khoe(khoe-n), the Nama people; see Khoikhoi + Nama san, the San people; see San.]

Khoisan

(ˈkɔɪsɑːn; kɔɪˈsɑːn)
n
(Languages) a family of languages spoken in southern Africa by the Khoikhoi and Bushmen and by two small groups in Tanzania. A characteristic phonological feature of these languages is the use of suction stops (clicks)
adj
(Languages) denoting, relating to, or belonging to this family of languages

Khoi•san

(ˈkɔɪ sɑn)

n.
a family of languages found chiefly in S Africa and including the languages of the San and the Khoikhoi.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Khoisan - a family of languages spoken in southern Africa
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Hottentot, Khoikhoi, Khoikhoin - any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa
Translations
khoïsan
Khoisan
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