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Meaning of "Xhosa" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XHOSA

Xhosa  [ˈkɔːsə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XHOSA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xhosa is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES XHOSA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Xhosa

Xhosa may refer to: ▪ Xhosa people, a group who live in southeastern South Africa ▪ Xhosa language, one of the official Bantu languages of South Africa ▪ Xhosa Wars, a series of nine wars between the Xhosa people and European settlers that were waged from 1779 to 1879...

Definition of Xhosa in the English dictionary

The definition of Xhosa in the dictionary is -sa, -sas. a member of a cattle-rearing Negroid people of southern Africa, living chiefly in South Africa. Other definition of Xhosa is the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family: one of the Nguni languages, closely related to Swazi and Zulu and characterized by several clicks in its sound system.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XHOSA


Chaucer
ˈtʃɔːsə
courser
ˈkɔːsə
deforcer
dɪˈfɔːsə
discourser
dɪsˈkɔːsə
divorcer
dɪˈvɔːsə
dorsa
ˈdɔːsə
dorser
dɔːsə
endorsor
ɪnˈdɔːsə
enforcer
ɪnˈfɔːsə
forcer
ˈfɔːsə
Horsa
ˈhɔːsə
indorser
ɪnˈdɔːsə
indorsor
ɪnˈdɔːsə
Ramaphosa
ˌræməˈfɔːsə
reinforcer
ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsə
saucer
ˈsɔːsə
scorser
ˈskɔːsə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XHOSA

Xerox
xerus
Xerxes
Xerxes I
Xhosan
xi
Xi Jinping
Xi´an
Xia Gui
Xiamen
Xiang
Xiangtan
Ximenes
Ximenes de Cisneros
Xining
Xinjiang Uygur
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

WORDS THAT END LIKE XHOSA

amorosa
Appaloosa
curiosa
dosa
Formosa
gloriosa
mariposa
mimosa
mucosa
ponderosa
Reynosa
roosa
Rosa
scabiosa
sub rosa
Tolosa
tosa
Vargas Llosa
Villahermosa
virtuosa

Synonyms and antonyms of Xhosa in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Xhosa» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XHOSA

Find out the translation of Xhosa to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Xhosa from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Xhosa» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

科萨
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xhosa
570 millions of speakers

English

Xhosa
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खोसा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زوسا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

коса
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Xhosa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জোসা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xhosa
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xhosa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Xhosa
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コーサ語
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

코사어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xhosa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Xhosa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹோஷா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झॉसा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Xhosa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Xhosa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

xhosa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коса
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Xhosa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Xhosa
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Xhosa
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xhosa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Xhosa
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Xhosa

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XHOSA»

The term «Xhosa» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.956 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XHOSA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Xhosa

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XHOSA»

Discover the use of Xhosa in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Xhosa and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Xhosa Poets and Poetry
This volume establishes the background to this poetic re-emergence, preserving and transmitting the voice of the Xhosa poet.
Jeff Opland, 1998
2
Xhosa
Surveys the culture, history, and contemporary life of the Xhosa people of South Africa.
Russell Kaschula, 1996
3
Xhosa Oral Poetry: Aspects of a Black South African Tradition
This book, first published in 1983, was the first detailed study of the Xhosa oral poetry tradition.
Jeff Opland, 1983
4
Xhosa beer drinking rituals: power, practice and performance ...
Using an anthropological analysis based on a combination of Bourdieus practice theory with the anthropology of performance, this book demonstrates the way beer drinking rituals worked towards these aims, the various types of rituals that ...
P. A. McAllister, 2006
5
The World and the Word: Tales and Observations from the ...
Accompanying the stories are Zenani’s detailed commentaries and analyses and Scheub’s striking photographs of her in performance.
Nongenile M. Zenani, 1992
6
Xhosa proverbs and metaphors
"The oral tradition of the Xhosa-speaking people of South Africa is rich in metaphor, figures of speech, and proverbs, 90 of which are included in this collection.
Zolile Calana, Patrick Holo, 2002
7
An English-Xhosa Companion for Health-care Professionals
A phrase book for health-care professionals who need to communicate with Xhosa-speaking patients.
Beverley Kirsch, Silvia Skorge, Nosisa Matsiliza, 1996
8
Mud Chic: Lifestyle and Inspiration from the Xhosa People of ...
In Xhosa culture the headman and elders of a tribe hold the key to all knowledge.
Sindiwe Magona, Ingrid Corbett, 2006
9
Complete Xhosa
PRONUNCIATION Don "t sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Beverley Kirsch, Silvia Skorge, 2010
10
Naming Among The Xhosa Of South Africa
The work also incorporates other recent and relevant onomastic studies in particularly Southern African communities. This book should be of great value to names scholars working in Southern Africa, as well as further afield.
S. J. Neethling, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XHOSA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Xhosa is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Maties to create fund promoting Xhosa
Johannesburg - Stellenbosch University on Sunday announced that it would create a fund to assist in the development of Xhosa as an academic language, ... «News24, May 15»
2
Xhosa king wants Zwelithini's salary
Recently crowned Xhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu and his advisors have said that all of South Africa's kings should be paid the same as Zulu King Goodwill ... «iAfrica.com, May 15»
3
Kids can win with Xhosa stories
Xhosa-speaking children have until Friday 24 July to enter the Puku ... the competition not only celebrates and preserves the Xhosa language and rich heritage ... «News24, May 15»
4
AmaXhosa king's coronation celebrations begin
Nqadu, 15 May 2015 - The royal Xhosa prince has asked that government extend the kind treatment afforded to the Zulu kings to kings of other nations. «eNCA, May 15»
5
Zuma addresses land claims issue at Xhosa king's coronation
Nqadu - President Jacob Zuma said on Friday that the first coronation of a Xhosa king marked the end of the painful era and ushered in a new beginning of ... «News24, May 15»
6
Penis transplant offers hope to Xhosa victims of botched circumcisions
Every year, thousands of South African Xhosa youths leave their parents to spend weeks in the care of traditional leaders at an initiation school where they are ... «Stuff.co.nz, Apr 15»
7
Xhosa daily launched in Eastern Cape
INDEPENDENT Newspapers' quest to capture market share in the Eastern Cape began in earnest this week, when it launched Xhosa daily Ilisolezwe. «BDlive, Apr 15»
8
Botched Ritual Circumcision Leads To World's First Penile Transplant
It began with a ritual circumcision for a teenager in South Africa, from the Xhosa tribe. And it ended with the world's first penile transplant, completed in ... «NPR, Mar 15»
9
Strong case for vernacular titles in SA
To prove this, in 2012 I re-established a Xhosa newspaper titled Isigidimi, which was to test the waters for a possible PhD proposal on transforming the media in ... «Independent Online, Mar 15»
10
Bible Society disputes Xhosa tag
Durban - The Bible Society of South Africa has disputed claims that the current version of the Zulu Bible was translated from Xhosa and not from “biblical” ... «Independent Online, Jan 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Xhosa [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/xhosa>. Dec 2019 ».
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