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Kaffer vs. Kaffir — What's the Difference?

Kaffer vs. Kaffir — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Kaffer and Kaffir

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Kaffer

Alternative form of kaffir.

Kaffir

A Xhosa.

Kaffir

Used especially in southern Africa as a disparaging term for a black person.

Kaffir

In Islamic contexts, a non-Muslim.

Kaffir

A member of the Nguni people of southern Africa, especially a Xhosa.
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Kaffir

A black person.

Kaffir

A language spoken by the Nguni peoples of southern Africa, especially Xhosa.

Kaffir

(uncountable) kaffir corn

Kaffir

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.

Kaffir

Any Black African; - a disparaging and offensive term used by white South Africans.

Kaffir

Important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves

Kaffir

An offensive term for any Black African

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