[ kawr-duh-fan-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌkɔr dəˈfæn i ən /
a subfamily of Niger-Kordofanian that comprises about 30 languages spoken in southern Kordofan.
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British Dictionary definitions for Kordofanian
/ (ˌkɔːdəʊˈfeɪnɪən) /
a group of languages spoken in the Kordofan and Nuba Hills of the S Sudan: classed as an independent family, probably distantly related to Niger-Congo
denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
of or relating to Kordofan
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