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kama, noun

Forms:
caama, camaShow more Also caama, cama, kaama, kamma, khaama, khama.
Origin:
Khoikhoi, Northern Sotho, seTswanaShow more Khoikhoi khama, Northern Sotho and seTswana kgama.
obs.
red hartebeest, see hartebeest noun sense b.
[1810 G. Barrington Acct of Voy. 274I must also mention an animal, the name of which is not known in the Colony, as they call it the unknown animal. The Hottentots call it kamma.]
1878 P. Gillmore Great Thirst Land 294Here the Macalaca shot a hartebeest, or kama.
red hartebeest, see hartebeestnounb.

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