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|Xam Is an extinct Khoisan language of South Africa, part of the !Kwi language group. It was closely related to the N/u language, which still has a few speakers. The bar symbol in the name "|Xam" represents a click like the English interjection tsk! tsk! used to express pity or shame. The "x" represents the ch sound of Scottish loch, German Bach, or Hebrew Chanukkah. Run tsk! Chanukkah together into a single word, and you're very close to the sound of |Xam.
Xhosa Is one of the official languages of South Africa. It is spoken by approximately 7.9 million people, about 18% of the South African population. Click consonants feature prominently in the sounds of this language. Even the name, "Xhosa", begins with a click.
Xiang Also Hunan, Hunanese, or Hsiang, is a subdivision of spoken Chinese. Xiang is spoken by over 36 million people in China, primarily in Hunan province, and also in over 20 counties in Sichuan, and parts of Guangxi and Guangdong provinces.
!Xóõ Is a Khoisan language with a very large number of phonemes, the most of any known language. These include many clicks and vowel phonations. !Xóõ is spoken in Botswana (mainly) and Namibia by about 4,200 people as of 2002.
Xu May refer to any one of several southern African Khoisan languages: !Kung language or Kxoe language. !Kung or !’O!Kung is a group of northern dialects of the Ju dialect continuum, which is generally classified as part of the Khoisan language family. !Kung is spoken in northern Namibia and southern Angola by perhaps 15,000 Saan, though this number is uncertain due to the possibility of double counting populations that go by more than one name. Kxoe is a Khoisan dialect continuum of Namibia, Angola, Botswana, South Africa, and a few in Zambia, with some 11,000 speakers. It is learned locally as a second language in Namibia. There is currently a dictionary of the Kxoe language.