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- 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 any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa
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Thank you … Khoikhoi is another word for hottentots and it means “real people.”
The Khoikhoi were the original inhabitants of the Cape.
Note 20: Richard Elphick and Robert Shell, "Intergroup Relations: Khoikhoi, Settlers, Slaves, and Free Blacks, 1652 – 1795," in The Shaping of South African Society, 1652 – 1840, 2nd edition, eds.
Khoikhoi, San, colonial settlers, and modern outdoorsmen used resources differently.
Like San, Khoikhoi also hunted, trapped small game, and fished.
Trekboere changed the physical and legal landscape of the Olifants River Valley indelibly by asserting permanent, alienable, and bounded claims to land, and by appropriating commonly used territory from Khoikhoi and San, eliciting violent retribution.
Nell's work demonstrates that a few families of Khoisan or slave origin managed to keep a tenuous hold on land through the first half of the nineteenth century, but for most Khoisan in the region, it is safe to assume that, as Giliomee wrote about the eastern frontier, "Such was the structure of colonial society that even Ordinance 50 of 1828 failed materially to change the position of the Khoikhoi."
Khoikhoi used cattle for dairy products as well as transportation of goods and people, but rarely for meat.
Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman was born into the Khoikhoi tribe along the Eastern Coast of South Africa in 1789.
Khoikhoi lived in small, nomadic groups, housed in huts of woven mats that were easy to take apart, move, and rebuild. 17