Nubian

[ noo-bee-uh n, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu bi ən, ˈnyu- /
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noun

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

adjective

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

Origin of Nubian

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at Nubi(a), -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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Word Origin and History for nubian

Nubian


c.1400 (n.), c.1730 (adj.), from Medieval Latin Nubianus, from Nubia (see Nubia).

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