Xhosa

noun

Xho·​sa ˈḵō-sə How to pronounce Xhosa (audio) ˈhō- How to pronounce Xhosa (audio)
ˈkō-,
 or  ˈḵȯ-sə,
ˈhȯ-,
ˈkȯ-
1
: a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Eastern Cape province
2
: a Bantu language of the Xhosas

Word History

Etymology

Xhosa -xhosa (as in umXhosa a Xhosa person)

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Xhosa was in 1801

Dictionary Entries Near Xhosa

Cite this Entry

“Xhosa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xhosa. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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