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1. See San2.
2. bushman Australian One who lives or travels in the wilderness, especially in the outback.
[Translation of Afrikaans boschjeman : boschje, bush + man, man.]
n, pl -men
Austral and NZ a person who lives or travels in the bush, esp one versed in bush lore
n, pl -man or -men
1. (Peoples) a member of a hunting and gathering people of southern Africa, esp the Kalahari region, typically having leathery yellowish skin, short stature, and prominent buttocks
2. (Languages) any language of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
[C18: from Afrikaans boschjesman]
n., pl. -men.
1. a woodsman.
2. Australian. a dweller in the bush.
3. (cap.) San 2 .
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|Noun||1.||Bushman - a member of the race of nomadic hunters and gatherers who live in southern Africa|
nomad - a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
|2.||bushman - a dweller in the Australian bush country|
pioneer - one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"