Hottentot

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noun Hot·ten·tot \ˈhä-tən-ˌtät\

Definition of Hottentot

often offensive

  1. :  khoikhoi

Origin and Etymology of hottentot

Afrikaans


First Known Use: 1677

Other Anthropology Terms


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