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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a group of pastoral peoples of Namibia and South Africa, including the Nama.
  • noun Any of the Khoisan languages of the Khoikhoi.

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  • noun Alternative form of Khoekhoe.

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  • noun any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Nama khoekhoen, the Nama people : khoekhoe, to speak Nama (from khoe-, person, as in khoeb, man and khoes, woman) + -n, pl. common gender suff.]

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