Originated from the Arabic word meaning 'heathen' and used in Southern Africa as a derogatory term for a black person. It does not denote a tribe, and is used to refer to blacks from any tribe, but is not used when referring to people of mixed race or Indian origin.
Any Black African; -- a disparaging and offensive term used by white South Africans.
an offensive term for any Black African
originally a member of a group of Bantu-speaking people of SE Africa; has come to be used as a contemptuous term for any person of color
Kaffir, or kafir, which once was a blanket term for black southern Africans (see South Africa Kaffir people), is now used exclusively as an ethnic or racial slur. The original meaning of the word was 'heathen'.
One of a race which, with the Hottentots and Bushmen, inhabit South Africa. They inhabit the country north of Cape Colony, the name being now specifically applied to the tribes living between Cape Colony and Natal, including the Ponda, Xosa, and Tembu; but the Zulus of Natal are true Kaffirs.
One of a race inhabiting Kafiristan in Central Asia.
What E.T. probably called the guy he beat up to the point of braindamage. An insulting term for a black person. Most Euro dictionaries still say "A Xhosa speaking person of Southern African origin", but fuck that.