See also: khoisan
Khoi + San, from the pastoral Khoi tribe (formerly also called Hottentots) and the hunter-gatherer San (also known as Bushmen). Coined by Isaac Schapera in 1930, in linguistic usage since the 1950s (following Joseph Greenberg, Studies in African Linguistic Classification, 1955).
- Hyphenation: Khoi‧san
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɪsɑːn/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɪˌsɑn/
- The group of non-Bantu Southern African indigenous people.
- The group of languages associated with the Khoisan including the Khoi, Kx'a and Tuu families, sometimes to the inclusion of the Hadza and Sandawe language isolates of Tanzania.
Khoisan (plural Khoisans or Khoisan)
- A member of the Khoi or San people.
Borrowed from English Khoisan. Equivalent to Khoi + San, names of two unrelated peoples in Southern Africa.
- Khoisan, people.
- Khoisan, group of languages.