Nubian

[ noo-bee-uhn, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu bi ən, ˈnyu- /

noun

a member of any of the various peoples inhabiting Nubia.
the Nilo-Saharan language of the Nubians.
Obsolete. a Nubian slave.
a Nubian horse.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Nubia, its people, or their language.

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Origin of Nubian

First recorded in1350–1400; Middle English; Nubia, -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Nubian

Nubian
/ (ˈnjuːbɪən) /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Nubia, an ancient region of NE Africa
the language spoken by the people of Nubia

adjective

of or relating to Nubia or its inhabitants
informal of or relating to Black culture
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