Xhosa

noun
Xho·​sa | \ ˈḵō-sə How to pronounce Xhosa (audio) , ˈhō- How to pronounce Xhosa (audio) , ˈkō- or ˈḵȯ-sə, ˈhȯ-, ˈkȯ- \

Definition of Xhosa

1 : a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Eastern Cape province
2 : a Bantu language of the Xhosas

First Known Use of Xhosa

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Xhosa

Xhosa -xhosa (as in umXhosa a Xhosa person)

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“Xhosa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xhosa. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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