1930I. SchaperaKhoiSan Peoples 5The term Khoisan, recently coined by Schultze to denote the racial stock to which the Bushmen and the Hottentots belong, has..been accepted..as a convenient generic name for these people. The term is compounded of the names Khoi-Khoin, by which the Hottentots call themselves, and San, applied by the Hottentots to the Bushmen.
1966J.P. van S. BruwerS.W. Afr.: Disputed Land 21The Khoisan peoples of the click languages, namely Bushmen, Dama and Nama, were experiencing the clash of cultures between nomadic hunters and pastoralists.
1976A.R. WillcoxSn Land 119In recognition of the similarity in some physical characteristics of the khoikhoi and the san, the term khoisan has been invented to describe the common features and a possible ancestral race or sub-race from which they originated.
1980D.B. CoplanUrbanization of African Performing Arts. 434Khoisan, The aboriginal, non-Bantu-speaking, non-Negro inhabitants of South Africa. Colloquially known as Hottentot (Khoi, pastoralist) and Bushman (San, hunter-gatherer).
1982M. MzamaneChildren of Soweto 25He asked what difference it made to me whether Jan van Riebeeck had met the Khoisan or the Incas when he landed at the Cape.
1983S. Afr. 1983: Off. Yrbk (Dept of Foreign Affairs & Info.) 77The Bushman (San) and Hottentots (Khoikhoin), collectively known as Khoisan.
1985A. TredgoldBay between Mountains 149There were..crude stone choppers and other indications that this had been the home of Khoisan strandlopers.
1985Weekly Mail 12 July 11The original inhabitants of much of South Africa were of Khoisan origin and they were slaughtered by invaders both black and white.
1987B. LauNamibia in Jonker Afrikaner’s Time 19Boer farmers..won their new freedom and property largely at the expense of the local Khoisan population who were dispossessed of their land, lost their stock, became servants or slaves, and generally suffered a great measure of violence.
1991J. Coulter inWeekend Post 4 May (Leisure) 3All witnessed..the agility of the Khoisan. They would identify themselves with a buck bounding across the..veld with flying leaps.., or mime the inimitable gait of the baboon lumbering along.
[1994‘Hogarth’ inSunday Times 18 Sept. 22PAC general secretary Benny Alexander’s new name !Khoisan X, might not be as politically correct as he thinks it is...His new name translates roughly into poor rascal. It is derived from the Nama word Khoi, meaning simply person, and their derogatory term, San, for someone who owns no cattle, or is a rascal. The name is mired in racist and colonial overtones, being a portmanteau word coined by a German anthropologist to lump together people once known as Hottentots or Bushmen.]
1971P.V. Tobias inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.III. 95The Capoids comprise the Bushman and, in a mixed state, the Hottentots, Korana and Sandawe of Tanganyika. Thus the term covers the congeries of people commonly grouped as the Khoisanoid or Khoisaniform race or complex of races. The Capoids or Khoisanoids were formerly regarded as one of the five major subdivisions of living mankind.
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