There are a lot of similarities between those peoples, for together the Khoi and the San people of Southern Africa are often called the “Khoisan,” a term that has been used to describe their broad similarity in cultural and biological origins.
Lately, I have seen an excellent YouTube video on the topic, so I will leave the link here, in case you are interested.
Also, I will list the similarities I am aware of. If somebody else knows more, add a comment. The topic is fascinating!
- The average height of an adult is approximately 1,5 m, and their complexion is yellowish.
- Both live in caves or huts made of branches built near waterholes so that drinking water would be near and animals could easily be hunted.
- They were both nomadic.
- They had similarities in their languages, both of which had click-sounds.
They also have similar understanding of the role of traditional governmental forms in society, so
They unified the community under one leader.
They defended the freedom of the community.
They gave members of the society a sense of belonging.
They settled disputes among members of the society.
They officiated ceremonies and gave guidelines.
Their laws, customs, and taboos brought order in the society.
It preserved the community’s cultures.
It trained and shaped future leaders in the community.