Kaffir

Definition of Kaffir

Kaf´fir   Pronunciation: kăf´fẽr
n.1.(Ethnol.) One of a race which, with the Hottentots and Bushmen, inhabit South Africa. They inhabit the country north of Cape Colony, the name being now specifically applied to the tribes living between Cape Colony and Natal, including the Ponda, Xosa, and Tembu; but the Zulus of Natal are true Kaffirs.
2.Any Black African; - a disparaging and offensive term used by white South Africans.
Kaffir corn
(Bot.) a Cape Colony name for Indian millet.

Related Words

great millet, kaffir corn, kafir corn, sorghum, Sorghum bicolor
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