Definition of click language in English:

click language


  • A language in which clicks are used.

    • ‘No click language has been given status as an official language in South Africa (although Nama is recognised in Namibia).’
    • ‘Sindebele is a click language of the Nguni group of Bantu languages.’
    • ‘When I started my language research in 1997, very few of the youth knew that they had parents or grandparents who could speak a click language.’
    • ‘Bushmen speak in a peculiar click language and are very gifted in the arts of storytelling, mimicry, and dance.’