Nilo-Saharan language

Nilo-Saharan language

Nilo-Saharan language
a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania
Syn: ↑Nilo-Saharan
Hypernyms: ↑natural language, ↑tongue
Hyponyms: ↑Chari-Nile, ↑Saharan, ↑Songhai

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  • Nilo-Saharan — noun a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania • Syn: ↑Nilo Saharan language • Hypernyms: ↑natural language, ↑tongue • Hyponyms: ↑Chari Nile, ↑Saharan, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Nilo-Saharan — /ˌnaɪloʊ səˈharən/ (say .nuyloh suh hahruhn) noun an African family of languages including the Chari Nile, Saharan and Songhai branches; spoken, along with other language families, in an area reaching from the Sahara to Tanzania and Kenya …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nilo-Saharan — noun A major language family spoken mostly along the Nile river and in large parts of the Sahara …   Wiktionary

  • Aja language (Nilo-Saharan) — language name=Aja states=Sudan, Central African Republic speakers=200 (1993) familycolor=Nilo Saharan iso2=ssa|iso3=ajaAja is a Nilo Saharan language of the Central Sudanic subgroup, spoken in the southern Sudanese province of Bahr el Ghazal and… …   Wikipedia

  • Saharan — I noun a Nilo Saharan language spoken in parts of Chad • Hypernyms: ↑Nilo Saharan, ↑Nilo Saharan language II adjective of or relating to or located in the Sahara Desert • Pertains to noun: ↑Sahara …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saharan languages — Infobox Language family name=Saharan region=Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Sudan familycolor=Nilo Saharan fam=Nilo Saharan child1=Eastern Saharan child2=Western Saharan The Saharan languages are a subgroup of Nilo Saharan languages spoken across parts of… …   Wikipedia

  • language — /lang gwij/, n. 1. a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition: the two languages of Belgium; a Bantu language; the French… …   Universalium

  • language — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) System of communication Nouns 1. language, tongue, lingo, vernacular, mother tongue, protolanguage; living or dead language; idiom, parlance, phraseology; wording; dialect, patois, cant, jargon, lingo,… …   English dictionary for students