Definition of Khoikhoin

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khoikhoin

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

Literary usage of Khoikhoin

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1. Star-names and Their Meanings by Richard Hinckley Allen (1899)
"Even the khoikhoin, the Hottentots of South Africa, and the Bantus associated the hare and moon in their worship, and connected them in story, ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of African Languages by Carl Meinhof (1915)
"... who laid the foundation by his book, Der Sprachschatz der khoikhoin, printed at Berlin in 1889 by the help of the German Colonial Society. ..."

3. The Science of Language: Linguistics, Philology, Etymology by Abel Hovelacque (1877)
"... in the plural khoikhoin, a word which means " man of men," or " friend of friends."—(Hahn, op. cit., p. 8). The Namaqua phonetics are very varied, ..."

4. Glossary of Geographical and Topographical Terms and of Words of Frequent by Alexander Knox (1904)
"Khoi (Hottentot), men, eg khoikhoin, ' men of men,' ie the Hottentots. As a suffix it takes the form of Kwa, eg Nama-Kwa (Namaqua)=the Nama people. ..."

5. Glossary of Geographical and Topographical Terms: And of Words of Frequent by Alexander Knox (1904)
"Khoi (Hottentot), men, eg khoikhoin, ' men of men,' ie the Hottentots. As a suffix it takes the form of Kwa, eg Nama-Kwa (Namaqua) = the Nama people. ..."

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