noun (plural Bushmen)
- 1A member of any of several aboriginal peoples of southern Africa, especially of the Kalahari Desert. They are traditionally nomadic hunter-gatherers. Also called San.[influenced by Dutch boschjesman]More example sentences
- The area is believed to have been inhabited originally by ethnic groups using a click-tongue language similar to that of Southern Africa's Bushmen.
- The stories I've shot are as diverse as the Hawaiian Extinction Crisis to the fate of southern Africa's Bushmen.
- Further south in Botswana, the famous Bushmen of the Kalahari desert are being moved out of the reserve where they have ranged free for centuries.
- 2The language of the Bushmen. Now usually called San.More example sentences
- These people all came from the Burgersdorp and Colesberg regions and variations of one similar-sounding 'Bushman' language.
- Professional translators whose native language is Bushman perform our English to Bushman translation.
- Only professional translators whose native language is Vasekela bushman perform our English to Vasekela bushman translation.
- 3 (bushman) A person who lives, works, or travels in the Australian bush.More example sentences
- The last Australian bushman still patrolling the country's famous rabbit proof fence on horseback is about to hang up his spurs.
- However he was a competent bushman and reliable bush worker, and Bryan also commented that he was an absolute marksman with a rifle.
- Do you imagine Bill Davidson as the tall, rangy Australian bushman of legend?
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