Cushitic

or Kush·it·ic

[kuh-shit-ik]

noun

a subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages, including Somali, Oromo, and other languages of Somalia and Ethiopia.

adjective

of or relating to Cushitic.

Origin of Cushitic

1905–10; Cushite (see Cush, -ite1) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for cushitic

Cushitic

noun

a group of languages of Somalia, Ethiopia, NE Kenya, and adjacent regions: a subfamily within the Afro-Asiatic family of languages

adjective

denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
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