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kukama, noun

Forms:
Also kokama, kookaam.
Origin:
SeTswana
obs.
The gemsbok (sense 1), Oryx gazella.
1839 W.C. Harris Wild Sports 264The species (sc. the sable antelope) was evidently not recognised by the natives, although..they pronounced it to be kookaam, which signifies the oryx, an animal of such extremely rare occurrence in Moselekatse’s country, that they had in all probability never seen it.
[1888 J.S. Kingsley Riverside Nat. Hist. V. 326The Oryx capensis of South Africa, or Gemsbok of the Dutch colonists, Kokama of the Bechuanas, is even more striking in its colouring.]
The gemsbok (sense 1), Oryx gazella.

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