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Hot·ten·tot

 (hŏt′n-tŏt′)
n. pl. Hottentot or Hot·ten·tots Offensive
1. A Khoikhoi person.
2. Any of the Khoisan languages of the Khoikhoi.

[Afrikaans.]

Hottentot

(ˈhɒtənˌtɒt)
npl -tot or -tots
1. (Peoples) a former name for Khoikhoi1
2. (Languages) any of the languages of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
[C17: from Afrikaans, of uncertain origin]
Usage: When referring to the people the accepted word nowadays is Khoikhoi. Hottentot is still used in some animal and plant names

Khoi•khoi

(ˈkɔɪˌkɔɪ)

n., pl. -khois, (esp. collectively) -khoi.
1. a member of any of a group of pastoral peoples, physically and linguistically akin to the San, who inhabited present-day Cape Province, South Africa, in the 17th century.
2. the Khoisan language or languages of the Khoikhoi, now principally represented by the speech of the Nama.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hottentot - any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South AfricaHottentot - 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
Translations

Hottentot

[ˈhɒtəntɒt]
A. ADJhotentote
B. N
1. (= person) → hotentote mf
2. (Ling) → hotentote m

Hottentot

n
Hottentotte m, → Hottentottin f
(Ling) → Hottentottisch nt
adjhottentottisch