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[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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Historical Examples of nama

  • His nama ws Hiesus, t is Hlend, foran e h gehl ealle a e on hine rihtlice gelyfa.

    The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church


  • Nu cwe se halga Gregorius, t sum arwure munuc ws on am earde Licaonia, swie eawfst, his nama ws Martirius.

  • Witodlice Godes nama is lmihtig, foran e h mg ealle ing gefremman.

  • On re tide ws sum oer witega on Iudea-lande, his nama ws Abacuc, se br his ryfterum mete to cere.

  • Tak' dem to capo in testa for show extrra gooda faith in nama da Arma of Zhoostees.

    "Persons Unknown"

    Virginia Tracy

British Dictionary definitions for nama


Namaqua (nəˈmɑːkwə)

  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 familySee also Damara
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Derived FormsNaman or Namaquan, noun, adjective


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