Nubian definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning Nubia or its peoples, languages, or countries.
    • Pertaining to Nubia, its people or its language.
    • Of or pertaining to Nubia in Eastern Africa.
  • noun:
    • A native or inhabitant of Nubia.
    • any one of a group of closely associated Nilo-Saharan languages talked in the Sudan. Also referred to as Nuba.
    • certainly one of a race inhabiting Nubia, of mixed descent.
    • within the Nile valley, a negro slave: from the large numbers of slaves at once introduced from Nubia.
    • a native or inhabitant of Nubia
  • proper-noun:
    • An inhabitant associated with the old Nubia or a person of Nubian descent.
  • others:
    • Of or regarding Nubia, an area of Africa, bordering on the Red Sea, and south of Egypt proper. Title is only geographic, Nubia never having been around as a distinct nation.

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