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Nilotic

[ nahy-lot-ik ]
/ naɪˈlɒt ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to the Nile River or the inhabitants of the Nile region.
of or relating to the Nilotic group of languages.

noun

a group of languages belonging to the Eastern Sudanic branch of Nilo-Saharan, and including Dinka, Luo, Masai, and Nandi.

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Origin of Nilotic

1645–55; <Latin Nīlōticus of the Nile <Greek Neilōtikós.See Nile, -otic
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British Dictionary definitions for Nilotic

Nilotic
/ (naɪˈlɒtɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the Nile
of, relating to, or belonging to a tall Negroid pastoral people inhabiting South Sudan, parts of Kenya and Uganda, and neighbouring countries
relating to or belonging to the group of languages spoken by the Nilotic peoples

noun

a group of languages of E Africa, including Luo, Dinka, and Masai, now generally regarded as belonging to the Chari-Nile branch of the Nilo-Saharan family
C17: via Latin from Greek Neilotikós, from Neilos the Nile
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