|Region||South Africa, Lesotho|
xam – ǀXam proper
kqu – Seroa
The bar symbol in the name "ǀXam" represents a dental click like the English interjection tsk, tsk! used to express pity or shame. The "x" represents the ch sound of Scottish Gaelic loch, Russian khikhikat, German Bach, or Hebrew Chanukkah.
ǀXam words were used for the South African motto adopted on 27 April 2000,
- ǃke e: ǀxarra ǁke
which is supposed to mean diverse people unite or, on a collective scale, Unity in Diversity. However, it is not known if that phrase would have been idiomatic in ǀXam. ǀXam is not one of the eleven official languages of South Africa because it is extinct and has no more speakers (mother or second tongue).
- Bleek and Lloyd Archive of ǀxam and ǃkun texts online
- A crowdsourcing project to transcribe the Bleek and Lloyd Collection
- A description of ǀxam at Cornell University
- South African coat of arms
- The ǀxam people and their language
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