noun, plural Shil·luks, (especially collectively) Shil·luk for 1.

a member of a Nilotic people of Sudan.
the Nilotic language of this people. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of shilluk

  • Incidentally it may be stated that the Shilluk country is exceedingly fertile.

  • Like the rest of the Soudan, the Shilluk country, in which Fashoda is situated, had suffered terribly and been sadly depopulated.

  • The chief of the Shilluk tribe, accompanied by a large number of followers, has come into Major Jackson's camp.

  • Even more striking are cases furnished by Shilluk, one of the languages of the headwaters of the Nile.


    Edward Sapir

  • The fine quality, such as Shilluk dhurra, takes six months to come to maturity.