Definition of Khoikhoi

1. Noun. Any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa.

Exact synonyms: Hottentot, Khoikhoin
Generic synonyms: Khoisan, Khoisan Language



Definition of Khoikhoi

1. Noun. (alternative form of Khoekhoe) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khoikhoi

Khios
Khirghiz
Khitan
Khiva
Khivan
Khivans
Khloe
Khmelnytskyi
Khmer
Khmer Rouge
Khmer numeral
Khmer numerals
Khmer script
Khnum
Khoekhoe
Khoikhoi (current term)
Khoikhoin
Khoikhois
Khoisan
Khoisan language
Khoja
Khojas
Khomeini
Khond
Khonds
Khorasam
Khordad
Khoresm
Khorezm
Khorgas

Literary usage of Khoikhoi

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1. New Dictionary of South African Biography by E. J. Verwey, Nelson Mandela (1995)
"Subsequently it was observed that he preferred the Khoikhoi dress of sheepskin to his English clothes. In October 1614 an English mariner complained that ..."

2. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"... fruit (especially mulberries), and cotton. Pop. 25000. Khoikhoi. See HOTTENTOTS. .... Khoikhoi."

3. A Sketch of the Modern Languages of Africa: Accompanied by a Language Map by Robert Needham Cust (1883)
"Hottentot, to the whole Race, based as that name is on Linguistic Peculiarities, and call the one branch Khoikhoi, nnd the other San. lie admits that the ..."

4. The Idea of God and the Moral Sense in the Light of Language: Being a by Herbert Baynes (1895)
"'While the Bushmen are hunters, the Khoikhoi are nomads, cattle and sheep farmers; and while the Bushman family has with the Khoikhoi, ..."

5. The Religion of the Primitives by Alexandre Le Roy (1922)
"particular, a mischievous genius, Guana or Guanab, feared likewise by the Khoikhoi; he lives in a black heaven and is the cause of all evil.20 The ..."

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