Definitions

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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Examples

  • Nigerians are not Xhosa; Nigerians speak Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Kanuri and English, among others.

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  • Other major ethnic groups of the north are the Nupe, Tiv, and Kanuri.

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  • 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.

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  • The Kanuri are Islamic with less than. 01% as evangelical — there are some believers but no formal church.

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  • Trans World Radio broadcasts every day in the Kanuri language to the people in Nigeria.

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  • 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%

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  • 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%

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  • I don't know, but I can hazard some guesses—Geez, Swahili, Kanuri, and Nubian itself would certainly be worth checking.

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  • Julebba was speaking to these men in Kanuri, and Ki-Gor knew Kanuri as well as any African tongue.

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  • 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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