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[goo r] /gʊər/
a branch of the Niger-Congo subfamily of languages, including Mossi and other languages spoken in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast, and Mali.
Also called Voltaic. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Look here, Gur Sahai, if you are proud of your engines, show me what they can do now.'

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
  • If a milch cow, he shall give three Gur of corn to its owner.

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  • It was here that Gur, one of the largest towns of India, once stood.

  • Once in seven years the great Earl rises, and rides by night on his white horse round Lough Gur.

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  • So they shot him down on the way up to Gur, near Ibleam, but he escaped to Megiddo and died there.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • If a man hires a boat of 60 Gur burden, he shall pay of a shekel of money per day.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • Then one day a prominent malik of the Gur faction was shot while on a visit to a Samil village.

  • Gur Sahai grinned and nodded, with his right hand upon the lever and an oil-can in his left.

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
  • But Gur Sahai only bared his white teeth and kept his hand upon the lever and proved his pumps to the uttermost.

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British Dictionary definitions for Gur


a small group of languages of W Africa, spoken chiefly in Burkina Faso and Ghana, forming a branch of the Niger-Congo family Also called Voltaic
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