chapter  I
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Chapter I.

THE Khoikhoi form a branch of the most peculiar and, doubtless, of the most interesting race of all the representatives of mankind on our continent. These Khoikhoi generally go by the name of Hottentots, a term to which I must object, as up to this moment it has been the cause of gross misunderstanding and heartburning, especially to ethnologi.sts, when they had in view the classification of the South African races and nations.