Nilotic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding the Nile or the Nile Valley.
    • Of or regarding the individuals which speak Nilotic languages.
    • Of or related to the Nile and/or those who live on its banks.
    • Of or related to the Nilotic languages or the individuals who talk all of them.
    • Of or pertaining to the lake Nile.
    • of or concerning the Nile River and/or folks residing near it
    • of or concerning or constituting the Nilotic band of languages
  • noun:
    • a sizable set of Nilo-Saharan languages, spoken in southern Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and northern Tanzania and including Masai.
    • a small grouping of languages spoken in areas of Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
    • a small grouping of languages of East Africa from the Chari-Nile team
  • others:
    • Of or with respect to the lake Nile in Africa: because, Nilotic deposit; the Nilotic delta.
    • In ethnology, denoting the eastern unit of Sudanese negroes.

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