ǂKxʼao-ǁʼae (ǂKxʼauǁʼein, Auen) is a southeastern variety of the ǃKung dialect continuum, spoken in Botswana (Grootelaagte, Kanagas, and Ghanzi villages in Ghanzi District, and on the commercial farms) and in Namibia (Gobabis district (Ovamboland) and Ekoka) by about 7,000 people. In Botswana, most speakers are bilingual in Naro or Tswana.
There are numerous spellings of the name, including ǁAuǁei, ǁX’auǁ’e, and Auen. Endonyms are Juǀʼhoan, ǃXuun, and ǂXʼāōǁʼàèn, the latter meaning "northern people". It also goes by the names Gobabis ǃKung and Kaukau or Koko.
The non-Roman characters used by the language predominantly refer to click consonants.
The limited data on these dialects are poorly transcribed.