Khoikhoin


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Khoi·khoi

(koi′koi)
n. pl. Khoikhoi or Khoi·khois or Khoi·khoin (-koi′ĭn)
1. A member of a group of pastoral peoples of Namibia and South Africa, including the Nama.
2. Any of the Khoisan languages of the Khoikhoi. In both senses also called Khoekhoe.

[Nama khoekhoen, the Nama people : khoekhoe, to speak Nama (from khoe-, person, as in khoeb, man khoes, woman) + -n, pl. common gender suff.]
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Noun1.Khoikhoin - any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South AfricaKhoikhoin - any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa
Khoisan, Khoisan language - a family of languages spoken in southern Africa
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Hierdeur is die Khoi-Khoin se vee drasties verminder, 'n Gevolg hiervan, merk Perm op (1995:70), was die 'disintegration of traditional Khoikhoin societies'.
1992 "'The Most Wretched of the Human Race': The Iconography of the Khoikhoin (Hottentots 1500-1800)." History and Anthropology 5:285-330.
The roughly 30,000 Khoikhoin, or Hottentots, are nomadic herders who breed herds of cattle, sheep, and goats; the milk of these animals is their basic foodstuff.