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1. xhosa

a member of the Negroid people of southern South Africa

2. xhosa

a community of Negroid people in southern South Africa

3. xhosa

a Bantu language closely related to Zulu

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1. plural -sa or -sas
a member of a cattle-rearing 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

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1. Word forms: plural ˈXhosas or ˈXhosa
a member of a people living mainly in S South Africa
the Bantu language of this people, closely related to Zulu
of the Xhosas or their language or culture

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n. pl. Xhosa or Xho·sas also Xosa or Xo·sas
1. A member of a Bantu people inhabiting the eastern part of Cape Province, South Africa.
2. The Nguni language of this people, closely related to Zulu.

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