Khoisan

noun Khoi·san \ ˈkȯi-ˌsän , -ˈsän \

Definition of Khoisan

1 :a group of African peoples speaking Khoisan languages
2 :a family of African languages comprising principally Khoikhoi and the Bushman languages

Origin and Etymology of khoisan

Khoikhoi + San


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