Hottentot


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Hottentot

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1. another name for the Khoikhoi people
2. any of the languages of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
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The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
The Frenchman felt himself as much alone among them as if he had dropped down in the midst of Hottentots.
The Hottentots and Kickapoos are very well in their way.
The Hottentots eagerly devour the marrow of the koodoo and other antelopes raw, as a matter of course.
We are certain that the Damen 4512 barge will prove to be a valuable and versatile addition to the Skyssbatservice fleet, said Remko Hottentot, Sales Manager Norway for Damen.
Since I began printing this book I have been informed that in the year 1807, the old Vander Kemp, following his colleague's [Read's] example, had married a young Hottentot girl about thirteen, whose freedom, with that of her mother, he had purchased; not, however, living with her formally as his wife.
Carpobrotus edulis, better known as Aphrodite's Tresses here, but more widely known as the Hottentot fig, is another good plant.
In 2002, for example, the remains of Sarah Baartman, often known under the derogatory name of "The Hottentot Venus," were returned to South Africa from a French museum.
Early African Entertainers Abroad: From the Hottentot Venus to Africa's First Olympians
In case studies ranging from biographies of Saartjie Baartman, known as the Hottentot Venus, to Dave Eggers's novelization of Achak Deng's testimony as a Lost Boy in What Is the What, Whitlock details the ethical double binds that beset rights writing.
In Venus Hottentot, 1962-63, several sketchy, barely figural nudes in pink, green, brown, and black float against a white background.
In this respect, Hughes's book calls to mind another recent biography, Clifton Crais and Pamela Scully's Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography [Princeton, 2010].