- a member of a Nguni people of eastern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa.
- the Bantu language of the Xhosa.
Examples from the Web for xosa
Historical Examples of xosa
This was one of the sand plateaus which were a unique feature of Xosa II.
Her skipper gloomily answered the emergency call from Xosa II.
We have arrived at Xosa II and have established an orbit about it.
“If the chief moves he will be shot,” he added, in the Xosa language.
The worst of it was the latter were unable to talk the Xosa tongue.
- plural -sa or -sas a member of a cattle-rearing Negroid people of southern Africa, living chiefly in South Africa
- 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