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strandloper

Line breaks: strand|loper
Pronunciation: /ˈstrantˌlʊəpə/

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(also strandlooper)

Definition of strandloper in English:

noun

1 (Strandloper) A member of a Khoisan people who lived on the southern shores of southern Africa from prehistoric times until the second millennium ad.
2South African A person who collects items on the shore; a beachcomber.

Origin

Afrikaans, from strand 'seashore' + loper 'runner'.

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