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Xosa

[koh-suh, -zuh, kaw-]
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noun, plural Xo·sas, (especially collectively) Xo·sa.
  1. Xhosa.
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Xhosa

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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Examples from the Web for xosa

Historical Examples

  • This was one of the sand plateaus which were a unique feature of Xosa II.

    Sand Doom

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • Her skipper gloomily answered the emergency call from Xosa II.

    Sand Doom

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • We have arrived at Xosa II and have established an orbit about it.

    Sand Doom

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • “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.


British Dictionary definitions for xosa

Xhosa

noun
  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
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Derived FormsXhosan, adjective
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