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!Kung – African Language

By |2017-05-23T16:28:23+00:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Literature|

Khoisan people from South Africa spoke the !Kung language. It is probably the closest we can come to what the earliest languages sounded like. !Kung is a click language. The ! in the name of the language represents a clicking sound that !Kung speakers make with their tongue. Of all the languages in the world, [...]

The Khoikhoi and the San – South African History

By |2018-04-05T16:39:43+00:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History|

Early Khoisan art from Blombos Cave, South Africa (ca. 80,000 BC) South Africans get isolated The people who became the Khoisan started to split off from other humans about 200,000 years ago (as DNA shows), and were completely separate from other people by 100,000 years ago. They arrived in South Africa, either walking [...]