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They were once known to Europeans as the Hottentots, a name that is now considered derogatory (it means "stutterer" in Dutch, although the Dutch use the word "stotteraar" more to describe the clicking sounds used in the Khoisan languages). The word lives on, however, in the names of several African animal and plant species, such as the Hottentot Fig or Carpobrotus Fig, Carpobrotus edulis.
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