Definition of Khoisan

1. Noun. A family of languages spoken in southern Africa.

Exact synonyms: Khoisan Language
Generic synonyms: Natural Language, Tongue
Specialized synonyms: Hottentot, Khoikhoi, Khoikhoin



Definition of Khoisan

1. Proper noun. The group of Southern African indigenous people, comprising the Khoi and San. Indigenous to the semi-desert regions. ¹

2. Proper noun. A member of the Khoi or San people. ¹

3. Proper noun. The group of languages associated with the Khoisan including Nama, ‡Hõã, !Kung, !X??, Ju/’hoan, and ‡Kx’au?’ein. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khoisan

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
Khorramshahr
Khotanese

Literary usage of Khoisan

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1. What Holds Us Together: Social Cohesion in South Africa by David Chidester, Phillip Dexter (2004)
"With that international warrant, khoisan groups have been demanding national ... Instead, the khoisan discourse of cultural nationalism has been related ..."

2. Demography: Textbook for the South African Student by Willem Petrus Mostert (1998)
"Sexual unions between the khoisan, Whites, slaves and Africans that led to the emergence of the Cape Coloured population, also contributed to the ..."

3. State of the Nation: South Africa 2007 by Sakhela Buhlungu (2007)
"In any event, other khoisan groups have embraced the cultural village idea, their group identity having been strengthened as a result of land restitution ..."

4. Protecting Our Cultural Capital: A Research Plan for the Heritage Sector by Harriet Deacon, Sephai Mngqolo, Sandra Prosalendis (2003)
"... to commemorate South Africa's human rights democracy); and the khoisan heritage project (to develop a khoisan heritage trail).21 Other possible projects ..."

5. Women in South African History: Basus'iimbokodo, Bawel'imilambo / They by Nomboniso Gasa (2008)
"REFERENCES Abrahams Y (1996) Disempowered to consent: Sara Bartman and khoisan slavery in the nineteenth century Cape Colony and Britain. ..."

6. Much Bigger Than Grownups: Chronicles of a Native South Africanby Shelley Wood Gauld by Shelley Wood Gauld (2006)
"Some Zulus must have been aware of that landing, but only the khoisan could have been aware of the arrival of Dutch seafarers at "Die Kaap van Goeie ..."

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