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Cushitic

or Kushitic

[kuh-shit-ik] /kəˈʃɪt ɪk/
noun
1.
a subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages, including Somali, Oromo, and other languages of Somalia and Ethiopia.
adjective
2.
of or relating to Cushitic.
Origin of Cushitic
1905-1910
1905-10; Cushite (see Cush, -ite1) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Cushitic

Cushitic

/kʊˈʃɪtɪk/
noun
1.
a group of languages of Somalia, Ethiopia, NE Kenya, and adjacent regions: a subfamily within the Afro-Asiatic family of languages
adjective
2.
denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
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