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Khoisan

[ koi-sahn ]

noun

  1. a family of languages found chiefly in southern Africa and including the languages of the San and the Khoikhoi.


adjective

  1. of or belonging to Khoisan.

Khoisan

/ kɔɪˈsɑːn; ˈkɔɪsɑːn /

noun

  1. a family of languages spoken in southern Africa by the Khoikhoi and Bushmen and by two small groups in Tanzania. A characteristic phonological feature of these languages is the use of suction stops (clicks)


adjective

  1. denoting, relating to, or belonging to this family of languages

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The most geographically distant Denisovan groups, those in Siberia and those from on the far edge of Southeast Asia into Wallacea, were likely far more genetically different from each other than Khoisan are from the rest of humanity.

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