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[kuh-noo r-ee]
noun, plural Ka·nu·ris, (especially collectively) Ka·nu·ri for 1.
  1. a member of a people living in northeast Nigeria and in Niger.
  2. the Nilo-Saharan language of the Kanuri people.
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Historical Examples

  • The chief languages are the Kanuri or Bornu language and Arabic.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3


  • All these travellers were well received by the Kanuri, whose power from the middle of the 19th century began to decay.