Nilotic

Nilotic

[nahy-lot-ik]
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:
1645–55; < Latin Nīlōticus of the Nile < Greek Neilōtikós. See Nile, -otic

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Nilotic (naɪˈlɒtɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Nile
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to a tall Negroid pastoral people inhabiting the S Sudan, parts of Kenya and Uganda, and neighbouring countries
3.  relating to or belonging to the group of languages spoken by the Nilotic peoples
 
n
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
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek Neilotikós, from Neilos the Nile]

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