1.A name for that region of the Northern Cape Province considered to be the historical home of the San (Bushman) people.
1790W. PatersonNarr. of Four Journeys 71An excursion to the Hantum..called the Boshmens’ Land, from its being inhabited by the Bush Hottentots..a very different people from the other peaceable and well-disposed inhabitants of this region.
c1936S. & E. Afr. Yr Bk & Guide 527Between Kakamas and Springbok, in the heart of Bushmanland, lies the notable French R.C. Mission of Pella.
1961L.E. Van OnselenTrekboer 70Bushmanland has been described by many travellers as a desert with a rainfall so erratic that when a Pauw or wild turkey bathes itself in a dust bath..this is looked upon as a sign that rain might fall.
1970W.B. Miller inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.II. 612Bushmanland,..The name..proposed by the Odendaal Commission of Inquiry into South-West African Affairs for a region which is to be set aside as a homeland for the Bushmen of South-West Africa.
1989P.E. RaperDict. of Sn Afr. Place Names 80Bushmanland,..The name is..applied to an area some 230 km long between Hereroland and Kavango in South West Africa/Namibia..next to the Botswana border, with Tsumkwe as its main centre.
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