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Shilluk

[shi-look]
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noun, plural Shil·luks, (especially collectively) Shil·luk for 1.
  1. a member of a Nilotic people of Sudan.
  2. the Nilotic language of this people.
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Historical Examples

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

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898

    Bennet Burleigh

  • 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.

    Language

    Edward Sapir

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