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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.]
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(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)
(Languages) denoting, relating to, or belonging to this family of languages
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a family of languages found chiefly in S Africa and including the languages of the San and the Khoikhoi.
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|Noun||1.||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
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