from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a Muslim people in the Bornu region west of Lake Chad in northeast Nigeria.
- n. The Nilo-Saharan language of this people.
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- proper n. A Nilo-Saharan language spoken in Niger, Nigeria, and Chad.
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Nigerians are not Xhosa; Nigerians speak Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Kanuri and English, among others.
Other major ethnic groups of the north are the Nupe, Tiv, and Kanuri.
The tall, dark Kanuri people, over five million strong, are mostly farmers who would understand the miracle of multiplied seed growing to provide for their people.
The Kanuri are Islamic with less than. 01% as evangelical — there are some believers but no formal church.
Trans World Radio broadcasts every day in the Kanuri language to the people in Nigeria.
Ethnic groups: Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the following are the most populous and politically influential: Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%
NigeriaNigeria, Africa's most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the following are the most populous and politically influential: Hausa and Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, Tiv 2.5%
I don't know, but I can hazard some guesses—Geez, Swahili, Kanuri, and Nubian itself would certainly be worth checking.
Julebba was speaking to these men in Kanuri, and Ki-Gor knew Kanuri as well as any African tongue.
Scarcely had the man entered the wall of trees before he stopped and began to talk out loud, in the Kanuri dialect of northeastern Nigeria.
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