(also Khoi-khoin /-kɔɪn/, Khoi)
Definition of Khoikhoi in English:
noun (plural same)
A member of a group of indigenous peoples of South Africa and Namibia, traditionally nomadic herders and hunter-gatherers, including the Nama people and the ancestors of the Griquas.
- They had a fracas with the local people, the Khoi.
- In addition to the Afrikaners, the Cape was also inhabited by its indigenous people, the Khoikhoi, by slaves brought in by the Dutch, and by communities of people of mixed race.
- Roughly one-fifth of the total, or 1.1 million people were counted as Europeans and 8.6 per cent as coloured, overwhelmingly in the Cape, descended from the Khoikhoi, slaves, and settlers.
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Relating to the Khoikhoi or their languages.
- The latter, speakers of the so-called ‘click language,’ included the Khoi people, and the San or Bushmen.
- New futures are easier to talk about than achieve but, driving back to my home in Swellendam, I remember the words of another Khoi song I read in the museum.
- I believe that Qonce was a San or Khoi name for the Buffalo River.
Nama, literally 'men of men'.
Definition of Khoikhoi in:
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