or Xo·sa

[koh-suh, -zuh, kaw-]
noun, plural Xho·sas, (especially collectively) Xho·sa for 1.
  1. a member of a Nguni people of eastern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa.
  2. the Bantu language of the Xhosa.
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  1. plural -sa or -sas a member of a cattle-rearing Negroid people of southern Africa, living chiefly in South Africa
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family: one of the Nguni languages, closely related to Swazi and Zulu and characterized by several clicks in its sound system
Derived FormsXhosan, adjective
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