[ nah-mah, -muh ]
/ ˈnɑ mɑ, -mə /

noun, plural Na·mas, (especially collectively) Na·ma. for 1.

a member of a Khoikhoi people of Namaqualand, in SW Africa.
the language of the Nama. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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Namaqua (nəˈmɑːkwə)

/ (ˈnɑːmə) /


plural -ma, -mas, -qua or -quas a member of a Khoikhoi people living chiefly in Namaqualand
the Khoikhoi language spoken by this people, belonging to the Khoisan familySee also Damara

Derived forms of Nama

Naman or Namaquan, noun, adjective

usage for Nama

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