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Nilotic

[nahy-lot-ik] /naɪˈlɒt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Nile River or the inhabitants of the Nile region.
2.
of or pertaining to the Nilotic group of languages.
noun
3.
a group of languages belonging to the Eastern Sudanic branch of Nilo-Saharan, and including Dinka, Luo, Masai, and Nandi.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin Nīlōticus of the Nile < Greek Neilōtikós. See Nile, -otic
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Nilotic

/naɪˈlɒtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Nile
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to a tall Negroid pastoral people inhabiting South Sudan, parts of Kenya and Uganda, and neighbouring countries
3.
relating to or belonging to the group of languages spoken by the Nilotic peoples
noun
4.
a group of languages of E Africa, including Luo, Dinka, and Masai, now generally regarded as belonging to the Chari-Nile branch of the Nilo-Saharan family
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek Neilotikós, from Neilos the Nile
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