from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A language family of sub-Saharan Africa spoken in the interior from Nigeria to Kenya and including Kanuri, Nubian, and the Nilotic languages.

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  • proper n. A major language family spoken mostly along the Nile river and in large parts of the Sahara.

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  • n. a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania


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