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Songhai

[song-gahy] /sɒŋˈgaɪ/
noun, plural Songhais (especially collectively) Songhai for 1.
1.
a member of a group of peoples living along the Niger River in the area of Timbuktu and Gao in Mali and in adjacent areas of Niger and Burkina Faso.
2.
a West African empire dominated by the Songhai that flourished in the 15th and 16th centuries.
3.
the Nilo-Saharan language of the Songhai.
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Songhai

/sɒŋˈɡaɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) -ghai, -ghais. a member of a Nilotic people of W Africa, living chiefly in Mali and Niger in the central Niger valley
2.
the language or group of dialects spoken by this people, now generally regarded as forming a branch of the Nilo-Saharan family
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