Definition of bushman
1 Bushman sometimes offensive, see usage paragraph below
a : a member of any of the indigenous and traditionally hunter-gatherer peoples of southern Africa who are considered the oldest inhabitants of the region : san sense 1 Several dozen Bushmen who had been expelled from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have returned there under a landmark court ruling giving the traditional hunter-gatherers rights to land they and their ancestors occupied for thousands of years.— Craig Timberg In Southern Africa, there are perhaps 100,000 indigenous people commonly referred to as Bushmen or San—terms typically used by outsiders and, though sometimes considered demeaning, often by the people themselves.— Barry Bearak
b : san sense 2
2a : woodsman
b chiefly Australia : a person who lives in the bush
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