Chadic
or Chad noun Date: circa 1950 a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family comprising numerous languages of northern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, and Chad • Chadic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chadic — [chad′ik] n. a subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages, including Hausa and a large number of other languages of N Nigeria and of Chad adj. designating or of any or all of these languages …   English World dictionary

  • Chadic — noun a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa • Syn: ↑Chad, ↑Chadic language • Hypernyms: ↑Afroasiatic, ↑Afro Asiatic, ↑Afroasiatic language, ↑Afrasian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chadic — [ tʃadɪk] noun a group of Afro Asiatic languages spoken in the region of Lake Chad in north central Africa, of which the most important is Hausa. adjective relating to Chadic …   English new terms dictionary

  • Chadic — /chad ik/, n. a branch of the Afroasiatic family of languages, of which Hausa is the most widely spoken representative. [CHAD + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • chadic — n. group of languages spoken in west and south of lake Chad and in north central Africa (branch of the Afro Asiatic languages) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Chadic — Chad•ic [[t]ˈtʃæd ɪk[/t]] n. peo a language family of Africa, a branch of the Afroasiatic family, that includes Hausa and a large number of less widely spoken languages of N Nigeria, N Cameroon, and Chad …   From formal English to slang

  • Chadic — /ˈtʃædɪk/ (say chadik) noun a language subfamily of the Afro Asiatic family, spoken near Lake Chad, especially to the west and south …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chadic languages — Chadic Geographic distribution: Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon Linguistic classification: Afro Asiatic Chadic Subdivisions …   Wikipedia

  • Chadic languages — Introduction       largest family of languages in the Afro Asiatic (Afro Asiatic languages) phylum. Some 140 or more Chadic languages are spoken, predominantly in Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad. The four subdivisions of the Chadic family West …   Universalium

  • Chadic language — noun a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa • Syn: ↑Chad, ↑Chadic • Hypernyms: ↑Afroasiatic, ↑Afro Asiatic, ↑Afroasiatic language, ↑Afrasian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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