[ nah-mah, -muh ]

noun,plural Na·mas, (especially collectively) Na·ma. for 1.
  1. a member of a Khoikhoi people of Namaqualand, in SW Africa.

  2. the language of the Nama.

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British Dictionary definitions for Nama


Namaqua (nəˈmɑːkwə)

/ (ˈnɑːmə) /

  1. plural -ma, -mas, -qua or -quas a member of a Khoikhoi people living chiefly in Namaqualand

  2. the Khoikhoi language spoken by this people, belonging to the Khoisan family: See also Damara

usage For Nama

Nama is the generally accepted noun and adjetive to refer to members of the Khoikhoi people

Derived forms of Nama

  • Naman or Namaquan, noun, adjective

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