n. pl. Khoikhoior Khoi·khois or Khoi·khoin (-koi′ĭn)
1. A member of a group of pastoral peoples of Namibia and South Africa, including the Nama.
2. The Khoekhoe language group.
[From Khoekhoegowab Khoekhoen, people who speak Khoekhoegowab : khoekhoe-, reduplication of khoe-, person, human being (as in khoeb, man, and khoes, woman) + -n, common gender plural suffix.]
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