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Boschman Hottentot, noun phrase

Forms:
Also Boscherman Hottentot, Boschjies Hottentot, etc.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more Partial translation of South African Dutch Bosjesman (see Bosjesman) + Hottentot (see Hottentot).
obs.
Both elements usually in the plural : a name given to the indigenous peoples by the early Dutch settlers at the Cape.
Note:
The name was probably applied to both Khoikhoi and San indiscriminately; cf. Khoisan sense 1.
1776 F. Masson in Phil. Trans. of Royal Soc. LXVI. 311We met a party of Dutchmen, who had been about 150 miles to the Northward of Bockland, destroying the Boschman Hottentots.
a1823 J. Ewart Jrnl (1970) 32Little or none of the country has as yet been explored but is supposed to be inhabited..by tribes of Bosjesmen Hottentots.
a name given to the indigenous peoples by the early Dutch settlers at the Cape.

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