/ˈkɔɪkɔɪ/ (say 'koykoy)

1. a people of southern Africa, traditionally leading a nomadic lifestyle, including the Nama people, now almost extinct.
2. (plural Khoikhoi) a member of this people.
3. the language of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family.
4. of or relating to this people or their language.
{Khoikhoi khoe-khoen, from khoe person + khoen people}
Usage: This people and their language were formerly widely known as Hottentot. This name is now regarded as offensive.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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