/ bʊʃmən /
Množina reči Bushman je Bushmen.
ETYM Cf. Dutch boschman, boschjesman. Related to Bush.
A dweller in the Australian bush country.
A member of the race of nomadic hunters and gatherers who live in southern Africa.
Former name for the Kung, San, and other hunter-gatherer groups (for example, the Gikwe, Heikom, and Sekhoin) living in and around the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. They number approximately 50,000 and speak San and other languages of the Khoisan family. They are characteristically small-statured and brown-skinned.
They once occupied a large area, but were driven into the Kalahari Desert in the 18th century by Bantu peoples (Sotho and Nguni).
Their early art survives in cave paintings.