Bushman vs Saan - What's the difference?
Bushman is a synonym of saan.
As a noun bushman
is a member of a distinct ethnic group of nomadic people from southwest africa.
As a proper noun saan is
(Australia) A person who frequents the Australian bush or outback, often skilled in camping techniques.
* 1970 , , Australia: The Quiet Continent ,
* 2000 , Donald Denoon, Philippa Mein Smith, Marivic Wyndham, A History of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific ,
- To A. B. Paterson, son of a dispossessed squatter, writing from a city office, the bushmen with their horses and simple skills were the backbone of Australia.
* 2010 , Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies, An Archaeology of Australia Since 1788 ,
- Its['s] writers shaped ‘a group myth about Australians and their destiny’; in the absence of conventional heroes, visiting the past to claim the bushman as the first ‘Australian’, the anti-hero in the struggles against empire.
- Later, historian Russel Ward (1958) famously identified the outback bushman as the “typical” Australian – a rugged individualist, courageous and loyal to his mates.