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

  • n. A member of a pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa.
  • n. Any of the Khoisan languages of the Khoikhoin, including Nama.

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  • n. 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 khoi-khoi-n, the Nama people : khoi-khoi, to speak Nama (from khoi-, human being) + -n, pl. common gender suff.

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