from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken in Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and northern Kenya and including Beja, Oromo, and Somali.
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- adj. pertaining to the Cushites
- proper n. a sub-family of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages.
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- n. a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and Somalia and northwestern Kenya and adjacent regions
Cushite + -ic, 19th century. (Wiktionary)