Nilo-Saharan

Nilo-Saharan

[nahy-loh-suh-har-uhn, -hair-, -hahr-]
noun
a family of African languages, including the Central and Eastern Sudanic groups as well as Kanuri, Songhai, and other languages, spoken from the Sahara southward to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.
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Nilo-Saharan (ˌnaɪləʊsəˈhɑːrən)
 
n
1.  a family of languages of Africa, spoken chiefly by Nilotic peoples in a region extending from the Sahara to Kenya and Tanzania, including the Chari-Nile, Saharan, Songhai, and other branches. Classification is complicated by the fact that many languages spoken in this region belong to the unrelated Afro-Asiatic, Kordofanian, and Niger-Congo families
 
adj
2.  relating to or belonging to this family of languages

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