[ koi-koi ]
/ ˈkɔɪˌkɔɪ /
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noun, plural Khoi·khois, (especially collectively) Khoi·khoi for 1.
a member of a pastoral people, physically and linguistically akin to the San, who inhabited Cape Province, South Africa, in the 17th century and now live mainly in Namibia.
the Khoisan language of the Khoikhoi.
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This is a term of abuse for Indigenous Khoikhoi people in southern Africa.Racism lurks in many plant and animal names. That’s now changing.|Jaime Chambers|October 22, 2021|Science News For Students
British Dictionary definitions for Khoikhoi
/ (kɔɪˈkɔɪ, xɔɪˈxɔɪ) /
a member of a race of people of Southern Africa, of short stature and a dark yellowish-brown complexion, who formerly occupied the region near the Cape of Good Hope and are now almost extinct
any of the languages of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
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